Several military helicopters crashed Wednesday night in Trigg County, Kentucky – Near Fort Campbell – Many dead.
Local radio station WKDZ reported that emergency personnel from several counties, including the East Golden Pond Fire Department, responded to the site where at least two helicopters crashed between Bobby Light Road and Lancaster Road around 9:35 p.m. According to the report, as many as nine people may have been killed.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed the incident on Twitter, saying that several deaths are expected.
“We have some difficult news from Fort Campbell, with early reports of a helicopter crash and deaths expected. kystatepolice, KentuckyEM, and local officials are responding. We will share more information as it becomes available,” he wrote. “Please pray for all those affected.”
Officials from Fort Campbell, the Kentucky State Police and the Kentucky Department of Emergency Management are on site. The accident is under investigation.
WKDZ radio reported that someone about a half mile away from the crash told the local station that they heard a “dowan.”
It was not immediately clear what type of helicopter was involved in the accident. Its cause is still unknown.
the U.S. military It has a military base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
This story is evolving. Check back for updates.
Fox News’ Elizabeth Pritchett contributed to this report.