101st soldiers killed in helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

Hannah Rogers
April 8, 2018

An Apache helicopter went down around 10 p.m. local time, killing two soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. No one else was injured. During initial reports of the story, the names of the two soldiers who lost their lives were not released.

The cause of the accident remained under investigation Saturday morning.

He said 'our thoughts and prayers are with the families during this hard time'.

It's the second deadly crash involving a United States military helicopter this week.

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Two more crashes occurred on April 3.

'This is a day of sadness for Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne, ' Brigadier General Todd Royar said. That's after a U.S. Marine Corps jet crashed at the country's global airport and a Marine Corps helicopter sustained "minor damage" Tuesday.

On Wednesday, a U.S. Air Force pilot with the traveling Thunderbirds exhibition squad died when his F-16 fighter jet crashed in Nevada. The pilot ejected in time and survived.

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.

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