A general said on Thursday that two US Army helicopters crashed that were on a nighttime training mission in Kentucky, killing all nine troops inside. According to Brigadier General John Lubas, the helicopters, which are medical evacuation-specific Black Hawk variants, were participating in a routine training operation the night before the accident.
US Army Helicopters Crashed While on a Training
Helicopters that were flying in formation and whose pilots were wearing night vision goggles were able to descend in an open field next to a residential area without causing any casualties or damage to the ground.It was still unclear whether the two chopper collided as an investigation team travelled to Fort Campbell from the location where US Army Aviation is based in Alabama.
There have been numerous crashes involving US military aircraft in recent years, including one in February in Alabama that involved a Black Hawk and claimed the lives of two Tennessee National Guardsmen while they were on a training mission.
Last year, during NATO exercises in Norway, four US Marines were killed when their V-22B Osprey aircraft crashed, probably into a mountain, according to investigators.
In addition, two US Navy pilots were saved in 2021 after a training exercise involving a T-45C Goshawk jet ended in disaster in the area close to Fort Worth, Texas. Before the aircraft crashed, the operators ejected.
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