NEW DETAILS: Two pilots killed in crash near Fort Campbell identified
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Army has identified two pilots killed in a helicopter crash near Fort Campbell.
Fort Campbell said in a news release Friday the pilots were 35-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, a native of Patillas, Puerto Rico, and 32-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin M. Weiss of McHenry, Illinois.
They were flying an AH-64E Apache attack helicopter during training Wednesday night when it crashed 12 miles south of Fort Campbell in Montgomery County, Tennessee. The investigation continues.
Caraballoleon served with Company B, 1st Battalion, and 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Weiss served with Company C, 3rd Battalion, and Troop C. 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He is survived by his wife and three children.