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Two US military killed in Kentucky helicopter crash - army

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   2 soldiers die after helicopter crash at Fort Campbell LOCAL 2 soldiers die after helicopter crash at Fort Campbell
Charlie Simmons | 08 April, 2018, 02:35

Two soldiers have died after an AH-64E Apache helicopter crashed in the local training area on Fort Campbell.

Military officials are investigating a fatal helicopter crash, which happened Friday night at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

The 101st Airborne said the crew was on a routine training mission at the time of the crash. Gen. Todd Royar, the deputy commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, was quoted as saying in the statement. Gen. Todd Royar. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Families during this hard time", he said.

Their names are being withheld until next-of-kin notification is complete.

Stay with News4 for updates.

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On Wednesday near the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada an Air Force Thunderbird pilot was killed after his F-16 aircraft crashed.

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

At a Friday briefing, a Pentagon spokesperson refused to call the string of incidents a "wave" or "crisis".

In the first, a Marine Corp AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet crashed on takeoff in Djibouti. The pilot ejected in time and survived.

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