Two killed in Army helicopter crash in Kentucky

Two killed in Army helicopter crash in Kentucky

Two killed in Army helicopter crash in Kentucky

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.

Their names are being withheld until next-of-kin notification is complete.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Gen. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, said.

Another accident later that day claimed the lives of four marines, whose CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed during a training flight out of Miramar Air Station in California. Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services are on site and recovery operations are ongoing. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Families during this hard time", Brig. The pilot ejected from the plane before impact and survived the crash.

A pilot of the air force's elite Thunderbird squad died Wednesday when his F-16 jet crashed near an air base outside Las Vegas as he was preparing for an air show.

The alarming frequency of aviation crashes has stirred worry in Washington DC over funding needs for the air fleet. We regret each one. And as you know, we have well-established procedures to - to take a look at it.

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