(Information) – A Black Hawk helicopter went down in central Minnesota on Thursday, killing all three troopers on board, after it misplaced contact with the Minnesota Nationwide Guard throughout a upkeep take a look at flight, Governor Tim Walz mentioned on Thursday.
Emergency crews gathered on the scene. The names of the crew weren’t launched, however Walz informed a information briefing an investigation can be launched into the explanations for the crash.
“At roughly 1400 hours at present a Minnesota Military Nationwide Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down roughly 16 miles south-west of St. Cloud,” Walz mentioned, referring to a metropolis within the state’s central area.
“The crash resulted within the loss of life of all three crew.”
On Twitter, the Minnesota Nationwide Guard earlier mentioned it had misplaced communication with the craft at about 2 p.m.
Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru and Brendan O’Brien in Chicago; Modifying by Matthew Lewis and Clarence Fernandez