Official: Army helicopter crashes in rural Tennessee
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Authorities say an Army helicopter from Fort Campbell, Tenn., has crashed in rural Tennessee. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties.
Fort Campbell spokesman Maj. Allen Hill said in a statement late Dec. that the AH-64D Apache helicopter went down during “a routine training mission” 12 miles south of the base. It crashed around 7 p.m.
It was not immediately clear how many were on board.
Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency Director Jerry Buchanan tells The Tennessean the helicopter was found in a river bottom and was on fire when first responders arrived.
Buchanan says he doesn’t know whether anyone was killed. He says dozens of emergency workers are at the site.
Fort Campbell is located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border, about 60 miles northwest of Nashville. AP