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Blackhawk helicopters crash during ‘routine’ training exercise

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On Wednesday night, a routine training mission in southwestern Kentucky turned tragic as two Army helicopters crashed, causing several casualties, according to military officials.

The helicopters, two HH-60 Blackhawk, were part of the 101st Airborne Division and went down in Trigg County around 10 p.m., as stated in a press release from Fort Campbell.

The 101st Airborne Division confirmed the crash on Twitter, expressing condolences and emphasizing that their focus is on the affected soldiers and their families. While it is still unclear whether the casualties were injuries or fatalities, Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky has stated that fatalities are expected. Police and emergency officials are currently responding to the crash site.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time and is under investigation.

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