During a training exercise on Wednesday evening in the state of Kentucky, two Army HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were reportedly involved in a collision, which resulted in the deaths of nine military men.
The incident, which took place in the vicinity of 10:00 p.m. local time and included two helicopters belonging to the 101st Airborne Division, has being investigated, but little specifics have been made public.
The collision occurred in Trigg County, close to Fort Campbell, in Kentucky.
An officer from the Army subsequently told ABC News that everyone who had been on both helicopters at the time of the crash had been killed. Initially, the division reported that there were multiple casualties.
According to the Kentucky State Police, the collision happened in the middle of the woods.
On Wednesday night, there were members of the Kentucky State Police, the state Division of Emergency Management, and local authorities who all came to the site.
Lubas stated that additional Army planes had been in the air and that the fort was informed of the occurrence “via different methods.”
Lubas also stated that the incident was reported to the fort.