Soldiers being killed in helicopter crashes don’t seem to be big news. Current events in the world have something to do with it but generally Army aviation crashes seem to get less attention than other tragedies. Six soldiers have died in the last week in two separate helicopter crashes on different continents.
Two soldiers flying an Apache gunship in Korea were killed when their helicopter struck either power lines or a power line tower. At Ft. Hood, a Blackhawk helicopter went down and killed all four crewmembers. The cause remains under investigation.
Names have not been released pending notification of the families. Our condolences are extended to the families and friends of the fallen.