January 21, 2021, 2:52 AM – 3 minutes readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThree soldiers are dead after a military helicopter crashed in upstate New York Wednesday evening, the New York National Guard said.The UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter, based at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport, crashed in Mendon, New York, while on a regular training mission, according to the National Guard.The helicopter went down at 6:32 p.m. in an open field, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office stated. The aircraft was assigned to C Company of the 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, according to the New York National Guard.Flags on all state structures will be reduced to half-staff on Thursday in honor of the soldiers, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated.”National Guard members are our citizen soldiers who willingly protect and serve both here and aboard, and I extend prayers and acknowledgements from all New Yorkers to the family, enjoyed ones and fellow soldiers of these honorable heroes who we will never ever forget,” Cuomo said in a statement.The New York National Guard and Federal Aviation Administration are carrying out an investigation.ABC News Will Gretsky and Kelsey Walsh contributed to this report.This is an establishing story.
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