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Multiple Soldiers injured, Airlifted to Hospital after helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

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Several Ft. Campbell soldiers are being hospitalized after a helicopter crash.

Two soldiers airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center are reported to be in critical condition.

We have been able to confirm some details, but the army is being very tight lipped about this investigation.

What we know so far is that four soldiers aboard a UH-60 Blackhawk got hurt when the chopper crashed during a training missions just after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Crews told Fox 17 the chopper caught fire and members of the First Brigade Combat Team helped pull the injured to safety.

Air transport units flew three critically injured soldiers to Vanderbilt Medical Center. A fourth soldier is also being hospitalized.

The last deadly crash occurred in December 2015 when two soldiers died when an Apache helicopter crashed in a field during a nighttime training exercise.

The names of the soldiers injured have not yet been released.

"Our priority is to provide the best medical care available to the Soldiers and support services to their Families," said Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell commanding general. "Their care and well-being is of our utmost concern."

The crash remains under investigation.


Ft. Campbell, KY -- 4 Soldiers have been airlifted to Vanderbilt University after a helicopter crash at Fort. Campbell.

The incident happened this morning when a UH60 Blackhawk helicopter from the 101st Airborne Division crashed during a training exercise.

Four Soldiers aboard the aircraft suffered injuries and were transported to medical treatment facilities.

Their names and the nature of their injuries is not releasable at this time.

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Fox 17's Erika Lathon is on scene gathering details.

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