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Army: 2 dead in Fort Campbell helicopter crash


WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - The Army on Saturday confirmed two soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash at Fort Campbell training ground in Kentucky.

CNN on Saturday reported that the incident occurred around 9:50 p.m. the night before, featuring a pair from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

"This is a day of sadness for Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne," Brig. Gen. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Ft. Campbell, said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Families during this difficult time."

The 101st Airborne Division said that Friday's incident involved an Army AH-64E Apache helicopter whose crew was conducting routine training.

The Army said that the event's cause is under investigation, adding that it is not releasing the names of the deceased pending notification of their next of kin.

Friday's crash resulted in no other casualties, according to the 101st Airborne Division, and it was the latest in a string of military air crashes in the last few days that have killed seven service members overall.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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