Two Army Pilots Killed In Helicopter Crash
Two US Army pilots were killed when their Apache helicopter crashed during a training mission in rural Tennessee.
The two crew members were flying an AH-64D when it went down at about 7pm local time on Wednesday, the Army’s 101st Airborne Division said.
The pilots were based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, about 12 miles from of the crash site.
Emergency crews found the helicopter in a river bottom and on fire, Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency Director Jerry Buchanan told The Tennessean newspaper.
Officials have not said if the pilots were already dead when first responders arrived.
Their names were being withheld pending notification of family.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, the Army said in a news release.