June 19, 1996 |
Two Army transport helicopters collided and plummeted to the ground Tuesday just before soldiers were to descend to a mock-up of a downed helicopter and "rescue" soldiers pretending to be injured. Six people were killed and 30 were injured. The accident--the military's second fatal helicopter collision in just over a month--occurred during the afternoon when the main rotor blades of the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters hit each other, said Maj. Joe Howell, a post spokesman.
March 9, 1996 |
Five soldiers were killed Thursday night when their helicopter crashed near this south-central Kentucky town, a spokesman at nearby Ft. Campbell said. The five were all crewmen from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Maj. Joe Howell said Friday. Details of the crash were unavailable and identifications of the dead were not being released pending notification of relatives.
December 18, 1993 |
Two Army crew members were killed Friday when their helicopter crashed during training maneuvers, officials said. The OH-58 helicopter dropped out of formation and failed to re-establish contact. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.
August 8, 1992 |
A helicopter carrying Gov. Brereton C. Jones slammed into the side of a ravine Friday, injuring all six people on board, authorities said. Jones, 53, a Democrat who took office in December, hurt his back and was listed in good condition at a local hospital. No one suffered life-threatening injuries and there was no fire. The Kentucky National Guard helicopter assigned to the governor's office was traveling from Frankfort to Ft.
March 10, 1988 |
A team of investigators on Wednesday began examining the wreckage of two Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that collided during a night training mission, killing the 17 soldiers aboard, officials said. Maj. Randy Schoel said that everyone on the two ships died in the collision Tuesday night near the Tennessee-Kentucky border, about 12 miles from the center of Ft. Campbell. The helicopters reportedly were flying 90 m.p.h. at an altitude of about 250 feet.