Three soldiers killed in helicopter crash in New York

Three soldiers killed in helicopter crash in New York

Three soldiers were killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash south of Rochester, New York, during a training mission, state military officials said.

The soldiers were in a New York Army National Guard UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter when it went down in the town of Mendon, the state military affairs division said.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said the military helicopter crashed in a field around 6:30 p.m.

The state military affairs division said that the crash was under investigation, NBC News reported.

The helicopter was assigned to C Company of the 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, it said, and the aircraft was based at Rochester International Airport.

The helicopter crashed in what was described as a farmer's field. Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter said that there were no houses nearby and as far as investigators are aware no houses were struck by any debris.

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