Officials say 3 soldiers were killed after a New York National Guard helicopter crashed in Mendon


Wednesday, New York (WABC) – According to officials, several soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash on a substate in MENDON, New York.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says a New York National Guard UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter carrying three soldiers crashed into an open field near West Bloomfield Road in New York, New York.

Monroe County officials say they received a call for a plane in distress around 6:30 p.m.

Rescuers found New York’s National Guard Blackhawk down. They say that the plane was completely on fire when it arrived at the scene.

Officials say the three soldiers, believed to be members of the New York National Guard.

The New York National Guard is on the scene for investigation. The FAA will also investigate the incident.

According to 911 reports, officials say the aircraft was flying very low and there were reports that the engine was sputtering.

Officials say that some blocks in the city have debris

The New York National Guard says the helicopter was based at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport and crashed on a routine training mission.

They are working to identify the soldiers who were on the ship.

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The aircraft was assigned to the 1st Battalion’s C Company.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was devastated by the accident and that half of the staff would be lowered on Thursday to all state buildings.

During the investigation, West Bloomfield Road was closed between Cheese Factory Road and Botan Hill Road.

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