Investigation Underway Following Fatal Black Hawk Helicopter Crash in Kentucky
What You Need To Know:
- Two Black Hawk helicopters crashed during a routine training mission in Kentucky, killing all nine service members on board.
- The incident occurred in Trigg County, about 25 miles northwest of Fort Campbell, a military installation on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.
- The cause of the crash is yet to be determined, and Governor Andy Beshear has called for prayers for those affected.
All nine service members aboard two Black Hawk helicopters died when the aircrafts crashed during a routine training mission on Wednesday night in Trigg County, Kentucky.
The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m., about 25 miles northwest of Fort Campbell, a military installation on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.
According to a statement by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the focus is on caring for the affected families, and the cause of the crash is still being investigated.
Nick Tomaszewski, a resident who lives near the crash site, reported that the helicopters were flying lower and closer than usual.
“We saw what looked like a firework went off in the sky. All of the lights in their helicopter went out. It was like they just poofed…and then we saw a huge glow like a fireball,” Tomaszewski said.
The incident follows a similar Black Hawk helicopter crash in Alabama in February, which killed two Tennessee National Guard pilots.
In response to the tragedy, Governor Andy Beshear called for prayers for all those affected. Members of the Kentucky Senate also stood for a moment of silence in honor of the victims.
The crash is a devastating loss for the families of the service members and the military community as a whole. The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.
March 31, 2023 at 7:10 am
Take Fauxci out and execute him for his crimes against ALL of humanity. Make him an example.
March 31, 2023 at 7:53 am
March 31, 2023 at 8:05 am
Really suspicious sequence observed. 10pm – dark out. Both flying lower and closer to each other than normal. THEN their lights go out, THEN “fireworks” seen. Something malfunctioned re controls, possibly affecting control of elevation and steerage, then lights/electrical go off. All resulting in the crashing into each other.
So sorry for the loss of life of these service members; condolences to their families.
Beyond individual lives lost, they were two Black Hawk teams and very much needed. Plus the helicopters.
If their loss of life is related to sabotage from terrorists that have sneaking across our borders, now south AND north borders, then this government who allows wide open borders need to be held accountable. There has been a 900% increase in Chinese coming in PLUS the uncaught “got aways”. Also terrorist supporting Yemen, Pakistan and Iran are being caught, but surely not all of them. Besides catching 20+ Chinese scientists sneaking in, several groups of 15-30 males, all in camo uniforms and carrying weapons have also been caught. Likely trained in sabotage besides combat, possibly bio or chemical warfare agents. Do they also have access to Electromagnetic devices to shut down computer controls? We are already desperately short on ammo, planes, helicopters, etc. Increasing that shortage by a trained group from an enemy state to further weaken us… I can think of several countries that could be involved in that.