Two pilots killed in Fort Campbell helicopter crash in Tennessee

3 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

2 pilots killed in Tenn. helicopter crash.

The base is also home to the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), also known as Night Stalkers, which fly such helicopters as the CH-47 Chinook, UH-60 Black Hawk, and assault and attack configurations of the MH-6 Little Bird. — A helicopter that crashed in Montgomery County has been confirmed as a Boeing AH-64 Apache from nearby Fort Campbell, according to Elizabeth Black, county spokeswoman.

Allen Hill confirmed that the two-person helicopter of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade went down during “routine training” 12 miles south of Fort Campbell. Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency Director Jerry Buchanan said the helicopter was found crashed in a river bottom and was on fire when first responders arrived.

Wednesday, the county had pulled all but the mini-pumper, tanker and a crash truck with extrication tools and turned the investigation over to the U.S. Before the crash site was found, an Army spokesperson said the aircraft may have been from Fort Campbell, which straddles the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Two U.S. pilots were killed Nov. 23. when a military helicopter crashed near Wonju, South Korea, during a routine training mission, the Pentagon said.

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