Army: Two died in helicopter crash in Kentucky

2 Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Apache crash

2 Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Apache crash

The 101st Airborne Division announced Saturday morning that two soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash on Fort Campbell late Friday night. The Army is not releasing the names of the killed soldiers at this time.

The recovery operation are now ongoing on the crash site.

Fort Campbell says the crash occurred during training.

Acting senior commander, Todd Royner, issued a statement calling the tragedy a day of sadness for the 101st airborne. Gen. Todd Royar. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Families during this hard time", he said.

It's the second deadly crash involving a U.S. military helicopter this week.

Earlier this week the military saw one aviation accident take place on Wednesday and two on Tuesday.

Another accident later that day claimed the lives of four marines, whose CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed during a training flight out of Miramar Air Station in California. The Army said the incident was under investigation.

The U.S. military paused air operations in the East African country Djibouti after a request from the local government.

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