Two US Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Kentucky on Wednesday night, during a training mission, inflicting “many injuries,” according to authorities.
According to a statement released by the army installation early on Thursday, the helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) crashed at around 10 p.m. on Wednesday in Trigg County, Kentucky, which is northwest of Fort Campbell.
“We can confirm two aircraft from the 101st were involved in an accident last night resulting in serval casualties,” the 101st Airborne Division tweeted later.”
“Right now our focus is on the soldiers and their families who were involved.”
He claimed that emergency management and Kentucky police were responding. He also stated “Please pray for all those affected,” Beshear tweeted.
The incident is being investigated, according to Fort Campbell.“More information will be released as it becomes available,” it stated.
The division, known as the “Screaming Eagles,” entered service in August 1942 and rose to fame in World War II for its actions in the Battle of the Ardennes and the D-Day landings.
The division has recently been involved in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.