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In a tragic turn of events, a training exercise involving two HH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation aircraft turned fatal on Wednesday night. The crash, which occurred in Trigg County, Kentucky, resulted in the loss of nine soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division stationed at Fort Campbell.
According to officials, the incident happened at around 10 p.m. local time and involved both helicopters, which were engaged in the exercise at the time. The identities of the deceased soldiers have not been released, as their families are being notified first.
Brig. Gen. John Lubas, of the 101st Airborne Division, shared that the number of personnel in each helicopter was “fairly typical,” with one carrying five people and the other four. This tragic accident serves as a stark reminder of the risks and sacrifices that our military men and women face in the line of duty.