Wednesday, February 28, 2024

AH-64 Apache helicopter crashes in Montgomery County

A helicopter that crashed inMontgomery County has been confirmed as a Boeing AH-64 Apache from nearby Fort Campbell, according to Elizabeth Black, county spokeswoman.

Fort Campbell spokesperson Maj. Allen Hill also confirmed that the two-person helicopter of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade went down during “routine training” 12 miles south of Fort Campbell.

Emergency crews responded Wednesday night to a helicopter found in a rural area near Gholson Road, just south of Johnson Road.

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Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency Director Jerry Buchanan said the helicopter was found crashed in a river bottom and was on fire when first responders arrived.

“We put the fire out,” Buchanan said. “We can’t say whether there are fatalities.There are about 30 to 40 emergency workers on site.”

Before the crash site was found, an Army spokesperson said the aircraft may have been from Fort Campbell, which straddles the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

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