FORT CAMPBELL, Ky – A soldier was killed as a military helicopter was landing Friday near Fort Campbell, and four others were taken to a hospital, an Army spokeswoman said.
Cathy Gramling, a spokeswoman for Fort Campbell, said the UH60 Blackhawk helicopter made a "precautionary landing" at 10:30 a.m. after a warning light came on in the cockpit. The soldier died during emergency procedures to exit the aircraft, she said.
The Army was not releasing how the soldier was killed. Gramling said she had no information on the condition of the other soldiers.
The helicopter was from the 159th Aviation Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, which is based at Fort Campbell. It was on a routine maintenance mission when it went down at an airfield in Clarksville, Tenn., just outside Fort Campbell.