Flags were lowered to half staff across Minnesota in honor of three Army National Guard soldiers killed in a helicopter crash. The Black Hawk was only in the air for minutes when authorities heard a distress call. Dean Reynolds reports.
ST. CLOUD — A Minnesota National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed south of St. Cloud after it lost contact with the base Thursday afternoon.According to emergency scanner traffic, the helicopter was found by a...
Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not immediately released, pending notification of family. The crash was being investigated and preliminary information on the cause was not released. "My heart breaks for the families, the friends and fellow soldiers," Walz said at a news conference. "The coming days will be dark and difficult." He said Minnesota stands ready to assist the families of the soldiers who were killed. Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, the adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, said in a tweet: "Our Minnesota National Guard family is devastated by the deaths of these soldiers. Our priority right now is ensuring that our families are taken care of." The National Guard said the helicopter was a UH-60 Black Hawk from the guard's Army Aviation Safety
Three members of the Minnesota National Guard have died after the Black Hawk helicopter they were in crashed 16 miles southwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz said at a news conference Thursday.