Two Soldiers Die in Helicopter Crash at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Glen Norman
April 8, 2018

The crew was conducting a training mission when their AH-64E Apache helicopter crashed into the training area around 9:50 p.m. Friday, officials said.

Two soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash at a U.S. army base.

The names of the two soldiers killed have not yet been released.

The recovery operation are now ongoing on the crash site. Gen. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division at Ft.

This is the seventh aviation accident, and the sixth fatal crash to strike the military in the past four weeks. A two-year investigation found that important bearings in the $25 million machine failed, likely due to improper maintenance.

A US Marine Corps helicopter crashed during training in Southern California on Tuesday.

Earlier this week the military saw one aviation accident take place on Wednesday and two on Tuesday. He said each is tragic and will be investigated.

Finally, on April 4, a member of the Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team fatally crashed in an F-16 near Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

"We are killing more of our own people in training than our enemies are in combat", he said on the Senate floor.

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