Nine American soldiers are killed after two Black Hawk helicopters crash in Trigg County, southwestern Kentucky, USA. Participate
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Two planes accident on Thursday 3/30/2023
The deaths occurred the night before in southwestern Kentucky during a routine training mission, Fort Campbell spokeswoman Nundis Thurman said Thursday morning.
Two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, part of the 101st Airborne Division, crashed at about 10 p.m. Wednesday evening in Trigg County, Kentucky. The 101st Airborne confirmed the incident occurred 30 miles northwest of Fort Campbell. The accident is under investigation so far
Speaking at a news conference Thursday morning, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said the state will do everything it can to support the families of those killed.
Nine US soldiers are killed after two Black Hawk helicopters crash in Trigg County, southwestern Kentucky, USA
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Speaking at a news conference Thursday morning, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said
the state will do everything it can to support the families of those killed and injured.
The brigadier general said that the two helicopters landed in a field near a residential area, and there were no casualties on the ground so far. said Gen. John Lubas, deputy commander of the 101st Airborne Division. Lopas said one of the helicopters had five people on board and the other four.
"We will do our best and what we always do... we will wrap our arms around these families and we will be with them in the coming weeks and days to help them," Bashir said.
Nick Tomachowski said he saw two helicopters flying over his home moments before the crash
He said, "For whatever reason last night my wife and I were sitting there looking at the back deck and I was like 'Wow, those two helicopters are looking low and they seem so close together and low'
The helicopters circled and flew back, and moments later "we saw what looked like fireworks going off in the sky and it was like a big explosion."
“All the lights in their helicopter went out. It was as if they were scared… Then we saw a big glow like a fireball or a big explosion.”
He said the bridges for the exercises happen almost daily, and helicopters usually fly low but not too close to the point of fear and anxiety.