According to emergency officials, a Boeing AH-64D Apache attack helicopter has crashed during a training flight and the status of the crew is unknown at this time.
Fort Campbell spokesperson Major Allen Hill confirmed that the two-person helicopter, assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, went down shortly before 7PM local time during a routine training flight.
The crash site is approximately 12 miles south of Fort Campbell, which straddles the state line of Kentucky and Tennessee near Clarksville. The initial reports indicate the aircraft was on fire in a river bottom in rural Montgomery County.
We’ll have more on this story as it becomes available.
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