Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Apache crash

   2 soldiers die after helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

LOCAL 2 soldiers die after helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

Fort Campbell officers say the AH-64E Apache helicopter crashed Friday night time. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

He said 'our thoughts and prayers are with the families during this hard time'. The soldiers were of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

The crash is the latest in a series of similar incidents involving US military aircraft that began on Tuesday.

A day later, seven service members died in an Air Force helicopter crash in Iraq.

- Four Marines were killed in a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crash during a routine training mission near El Centro, California, at about 2:35 p.m. PT on Tuesday, according to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

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The names of the deceased soldiers was not immediately released pending notification of next-of-kin.

Earlier this week the military saw one aviation accident take place on Wednesday and two on Tuesday.

That's after a U.S. Marine Corps jet crashed at the country's worldwide airport and a Marine Corps helicopter sustained "minor damage" Tuesday. The pilot ejected from the plane before impact and survived the crash.

And the next day, an Air Force fighter pilot died in a crash in Nevada.

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