3 soldiers killed when Blackhawk goes down in Minnesota

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter belonging to the Minnesota National Guard went down over its home state, killing all aboard.

Contact with the helicopter was lost around 2:05 Central Time on Thursday, during what the Minnesota National Guard is referring to as a maintenance test flight.

“Our Minnesota National Guard family is devastated by the deaths of these soldiers,” said Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. “Our priority right now is ensuring that our families are taken care of.”

According to News Channel 5, the identities of the three crewmembers -likely the pilot, co-pilot and crew chief- are being withheld until families can be notified.

The incident is under investigation.

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