Kentucky governor grieves ‘tragic’ loss of soldiers in helicopter crash | USA TODAY

Two Black Hawk helicopters, part of the 101st Airborne Division, crashed about 30 miles from Fort Campbell during a routine training mission, killing nine.

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Nine soldiers were killed after two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed Wednesday night during a training mission in southwestern Kentucky, authorities said.

The HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the Army's 101st Airborne Division crashed around 10 p.m. Wednesday in Trigg County, Kentucky, to the west of the Army base Fort Campbell, the division said in a Thursday statement.

Fort Campbell spokesperson Nondice Thurman confirmed nine soldiers died in the crash.

The 101st Airborne Division, nicknamed the "Screaming Eagles," is the only air assault division of the U.S. Army.

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