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2 Army pilots killed in chopper crash in Tenn.

Posted at 4:56 AM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 04:56:34-05

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Army says two pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near Fort Campbell in rural Tennessee.

A news release from the Army's 101st Airborne Division says the two crewmembers were flying a two-seat AH-64D Apache during a routine training mission when the helicopter went down around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

The Army news release says the cause of the crash hasn't been determined and is being investigated. The names of the pilots haven't been released, pending notification of next of kin.

Fort Campbell is located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border, about 60 miles northwest of Nashville.