Two killed in Army helicopter crash in Kentucky

  • Two killed in Army helicopter crash in Kentucky

Two killed in Army helicopter crash in Kentucky

Two U.S. soldiers died in a helicopter crash Friday at a training area in Kentucky. The two soldiers were members of the Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

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

Acting senior commander, Todd Royner, issued a statement calling the tragedy a day of sadness for the 101st airborne. The soldiers' names will be released after the family is informed.

The Apache crash follows a week of tragic military aviation accidents.

The solders, both from the 101st Airborne Division, were not identified.

On Wednesday near the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada an Air Force Thunderbird pilot was killed after his F-16 aircraft crashed.

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

Four Marines also died when a helicopter crashed during a training mission in Southern California. The Army said the incident was under investigation.