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National Guard helicopter crash leaves three soldiers dead in Mendon

Jan 21, 2021 | ,

Three people are dead after a military helicopter crash in Monroe County.

The crash happened along West Bloomfield Road near Cheese Factory Road in the town of Mendon.

According to reports, the UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter belonging to the New York Army National Guard, was on a routine training mission when it crashed.

The aircraft, was based at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport, and was assigned to C Company of the 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion. The three soldiers who were on board were killed in the crash.

There is no word yet on the names of the soldiers or the cause of the crash.

West Bloomfield Road is expected to be closed through the morning.

The investigation onto the crash remains active.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff tomorrow in honor of the National Guard members who lost their lives.

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