Two US Army helicopters Blackhawk HH-60 crashed in southwest Kentucky Wednesday night. Various reports indicate that the incident has caused the death of nine people who were traveling in both devices. According to the Twitter of the 101 Airborne Division to which the two aircraft belonged, there have been “several victims.”
The governor andy beshear He said emergency services are at the scene, located in Trigg County, just north of the Kentucky-Tennessee border.
US Army Fort Campbell Base added that the accident occurred in Trigg County when the two helicopters HH-60 Blackhawk of the 101st Airborne Division were conducting a routine training mission. This division is also known as the “Screaming Eagles”.
The cause of the crashes is still being investigated, but witnesses told local radio station WKDZ that they believe the two helicopters collided heavily.
He HH-60 helicopter is a variant of the classic Black Hawk designed to offer support in all types of military operations, including air strikes and medical evacuations.