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3 National Guard Members Killed in NY Helicopter Crash

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3 National Guard Members Killed in NY Helicopter Crash


Three members of the National Guard were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed during a routine training flight in western New York. The three soldiers were in a New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter when it crashed in a farmer’s field in the town of Mendon, the state military affairs division said. The names of the killed soldiers weren’t immediately released. Images of the helicopter crash scene posted by local news media showed the aircraft wreckage burning on a snow-covered field in the town that is located some 13 miles south of Rochester. The helicopter flew out of the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport, and was assigned to C Company of the 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, according to Eric Durr, public affairs director of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo …

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