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(Update) Helicopter Training Incident Injures Four Fort Campbell Soldiers

Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Patch, wikimedia commons

Tuesday Afternoon Update: The helicopter caught fire during a training exercise and was extinguished by Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services personnel. 

Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team aided in the extraction of the aircraft personnel. The soldiers suffering injuries were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Their families are still being notified. 

Original Story  

  Four 101st Airborne Division Soldiers are being treated for injuries suffered this morning after a UH60 Blackhawk helicopter, utilized in the Air Assault Division, was involved in a training incident at Fort Campbell.

The soldiers were transported to medical treatment facilities after the incident occurred at 11:07 today. According to a press release, their names and the nature of their injuries is not releasable at this time as the incident is still under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
Nicole Erwin is a Murray native and started working at WKMS during her time at Murray State University as a Psychology undergraduate student. Nicole left her job as a PTL dispatcher to join the newsroom after she was hired by former News Director Bryan Bartlett. Since, Nicole has completed a Masters in Sustainable Development from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where she lived for 2 1/2 years.
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