Two Ft. Campbell Soldiers Killed in Training Accident

2 101st soldiers killed in helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

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Two soldiers were killed Friday when an AH-64E Apache helicopter crashed at Fort Campbell.

Just before 10 p.m., according to a 101st Airborne Division spokesperson, an Apache attack helicopter went down in the darkness on the sprawling Army post.

The names of the soldiers will be released 24 hours after their loved ones receive notice. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Fort Campbell says they have been members of the 101st Fight Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people during this complicated moment".

This story will be updated.

This is the seventh aviation accident, and the sixth fatal crash to strike the military in the past four weeks.

- An Air Force Thunderbird pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada during a routine aerial demonstration training flight on Wednesday.

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

In the first, a Marine Corp AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet crashed on takeoff in Djibouti.

Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services are at the scene of the incident and recovery operations are ongoing.

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