Two soldiers killed in helicopter crash at USA army base

  • Two soldiers killed in helicopter crash at USA army base

Two soldiers killed in helicopter crash at USA army base

The incident followed another fatal military aviation crash this week.

The crash involving an AH-64E Apache helicopter occurred during a routine training mission late Friday, according to a statement from the army's 101st Airborne Division. Authorities said the identities of the two soldiers will be released after their next of kin are notified. The cause of the accident is under investigation, the Army said. Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services are on site and recovery operations are ongoing. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people during this complicated moment". Gen. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, said. Earlier this week, the military experienced three crashes in two days, with five deaths.

A Marine jet also crashed in Djibouti on Tuesday. Four U.S. Marines died when the Super Stallion helicopter they occupied crashed in Southern California Tuesday.

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

The alarming frequency of aviation crashes has stirred worry in Washington DC over funding needs for the air fleet. Each one is tragic.