Pvt. Jeremy Wells, 19, of Adairsville, Georgia, was an aircraft electrician in the 101st Airborne Division’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.
He was treated immediately and then evacuated to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on post, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
No other soldiers were injured in the accident.
Wells joined the Army in 2017. After completing initial entry training, he arrived at Fort Campbell in 2018.
His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Basic Aviation Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal.
“101st Combat Aviation Brigade has lost an incredible member of the Destiny family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members of this soldier,” said Lt. Col. Cayton Johnson, commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (Rear), in a statement. “We ask that everyone respect the privacy of his family as they grieve this tragic loss.”
The incident is under investigation.