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.
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.
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.