Fort Campbell helicopter crashes in Montgomery County

Fort Campbell helicopter crash
Photo: WKRN

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A two-seater Apache helicopter belonging to Fort Campbell crashed Wednesday night and caught fire in Montgomery County after a brief search.

Two 101st Airborne Division pilots died in the crash, according to Major Allen Hill.

The search began around 7 p.m. near the Dickson-Cheatham county line after Fort Campbell told the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office they were missing an aircraft.

Fort Campbell helicopter crash
Photo: WKRN

The helicopter, a AH-64D Apache, was later found in a wooded area of Clarksville off Gholson Road near the Cumberland River. EMS officials told News 2 it was on fire when it was located about 12 miles south of Fort Campbell.

The crew from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was on a routine training mission when the crash occurred.

Sandra Brandon with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office told News 2 the area is very hilly and roads are curvy, so the recovery of the crashed aircraft will be difficult.

The names of those killed have not yet been released.

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