Two Warrant Officers and three enlisted Soldiers assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, died in an aviation mishap in support of overseas contingency operations at local. The crew was conducting break-up, re-join, air-to-air refueling operations, and gunnery training when it crashed into the ocean. Recovery operations are being coordinated. The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is investigating the mishap.
Since FY19, the Army has had an average of seven Class A aviation flight mishaps and lost an average of five Soldiers per year to on-duty aviation mishaps. This was the first Class A aviation mishap of FY24 and one above the number of similar mishaps during the same time last year.