In Trigg County, Kentucky, on Wednesday night, two US Army Black Hawk helicopters were involved in an accident that resulted in “many” fatalities, according to authorities.
Black Hawk helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division were on a “regular training mission” when they crashed at around 10 p.m. local time, according to Army officials.
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On March 29, 2023, wreckage from a helicopter crash was discovered in Trigg County, Kentucky. Radio WKDZ via Reuters
Officials from the division, also known as the “Screaming Eagles,” tweeted that the crash “claimed numerous victims.”
The command’s present priority is to take care of the service members and their families. Nondice Thurman, a public relations representative for Fort Campbell.A “Road Closed” sign is seen near the spot where two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed Wednesday, March 29, in Trigg County, Ky. NewsNation
Trigg County, where the crash occurred, is about 25 miles northwest of Fort Campbell, a military installation on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.
Kentucky State Police officers found the wreckage in a location described as either a field or a semi-wooded area, said Sarah Burgess, a police spokeswoman. There were no reports of damage to residential buildings, but residents within the debris field were urged to evacuate the area.
“I can’t speak on behalf of the residents other than that we’re doing everything we can to assess the situation and make sure our community is as safe as possible,” Burgess said.
ABC News’ Ahmad Hemingway contributed to this story.