Fort Campbell says 2 troopers killed in helicopter crash

Fort Campbell says 2 troopers killed in helicopter crash

Fort Campbell says 2 troopers killed in helicopter crash

Two soldiers were killed in the crash.

The crew was conducting routine training when the accident occurred and there were no other casualties, it said.

The 101st Airborne specializes in helicopter assaults, meaning constant training and occasional crashes at Fort Campbell.

"That is really a day of despair for Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne", Brigadier General Todd Royar, behaving senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, said from the Face-book announcement.

This is the seventh aviation accident, and the sixth fatal crash to strike the military in the past four weeks.

According to Army Times, the two soldiers were on a routine training mission at about 9:50 p.m. when they crashed. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people during this complicated moment".

Recent days have been particularly deadly for training across the military.

On Wednesday, a U.S. Air Force pilot with the traveling Thunderbirds exhibition squad died when his F-16 fighter jet crashed in Nevada.

At a Friday briefing, a Pentagon spokesperson refused to call the string of incidents a "wave" or "crisis". As of Thursday, the officials said Navy investigators had not been granted access to the alleged victims by local police.

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