Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Apache crash

Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Apache crash

Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services are on site and recovery operations are ongoing.

An investigation is underway to determine what caused the accident.

The US Army says a military helicopter crash killed two troops at the Fort Campbell training grounds in Kentucky late Friday.

The crew of the AH-64E Apache helicopter were conducting routine training exercises when the crash occurred on Friday night, according to an Army statement posted to Fort Campbell's Facebook page.

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"This is a day of sadness for Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne", Brig. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Families during this hard time", Brig. Gen. Todd Royar, the deputy commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, was quoted as saying in the statement.

The names of the soldiers will be released 24 hours after their loved ones receive notice. Earlier this week, the military experienced three crashes in two days, with five deaths.

In the first, a Marine Corp AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet crashed on takeoff in Djibouti.

And the next day, an Air Force fighter pilot died in a crash in Nevada. The pilot ejected in time and survived.

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