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All nine crew members on board two US Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters have died after crashing during a training mission in Trigg County, Kentucky.
The helicopters were part of the 101st Airborne Division and were flying a multi-ship formation while using night vision goggles when they crashed at around 10 PM Wednesday, March 29th.
The commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, Major General JP McGee, issued a statement regarding the incident:
“This is a time of great sadness for the 101st Airborne Division. The loss of these Soldiers will reverberate through our formations for years to come,”
The cause of the incident is still unclear, but the US Army has been investigating the site now for a week. This was the deadliest aviation training incident since 11 crew members died in 2015 when another Black Hawk crashed off of Florida.