Three 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 routine training mission, according to the National Guard.
The helicopter went down at 6: 32 p.m. in an open field, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said. According to 911 calls, the aircraft was flying very low and there were reports of engine sputtering, authorities said during a press briefing Wednesday night.
Multiple fire departments responded to the crash, as well as state police and representatives of the U.S. military, the sheriff’s office said. The aircraft was engulfed in flames when first responders arrived, authorities said.
The debris field from the cras