4 soldiers injured in Blackhawk training incident at Fort Campbell

4 soldiers injured in helicopter training incident at Fort Campbell

Four soldiers were injured at Fort Campbell late Tuesday morning after a Black Hawk helicopter went down during training.

The post said soldiers in the training area helped remove the injured from the aircraft. Soldiers from the division's 1st Brigade Combat team were nearby, and assisted with the response.

Tavia Smith, a spokeswoman for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said three soldiers remained in the hospital after they were evacuated from the crash site by medical helicopters. An Air Evac helicopter also transported another solider to Vanderbilt's trauma center.

The fourth soldier was taken by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

Officials said the four soldiers aboard the UH60 Blackhawk helicopter all suffered injuries. The release said the fire was extinguished by post fire personnel. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, commanding general of both the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell. A statement says that it caught fire after going down. "Their care and well-being is of our utmost concern".

No other information is available at this time.



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