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Published: Tue, April 10, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

US Army says two soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Kentucky

US Army says two soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Kentucky

The 101st Airborne Division announced Saturday morning that two soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash on Fort Campbell late Friday night.

An Army AH-64E Apache helicopter went down at about 9:50 pm on Friday, the 101st Airborne Division said. "The names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification is complete", the statement read. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families during this hard time".

The cause for the helicopter crash is not yet clear and is being investigated. No other casualties were reported.

According to The Courier-Journal, the two soldiers who lost their lives were in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

Finally, on April 4, a member of the Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team fatally crashed in an F-16 near Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

The wreck would be the most recent in a collection of similar events concerning USA army aircraft which started on Tuesday.

Four Marines died Tuesday in the crash of their CH-35E Super Stallion helicopter during a training flight in California.

What do we know?

"Each one is a tragedy unique and unto itself".

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