According to Baaghi TV reports, a military helicopter has crashed in the US state of New York.
Three people were killed in the helicopter crash, according to the news agency. Authorities say the military helicopter was on a training mission when it crashed. At 6:30 a.m., several telephone calls were received about the crash, according to the U.S. Emergency Services 911. Military helicopters crashed away from the population, leaving no civilians dead.
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Authorities say the helicopter caught fire when rescue teams arrived at the scene. The US Black Hawk UH60 helicopter was completely destroyed. There was no immediate word on how many people were on board the helicopter.
The matter of preliminary investigation will be handed over to the Federal Civil Aviation Authority. The U.S. National Guard is said to have been killed in the crash. According to the New York National Guard, the immediate cause of the helicopter crash could not be ascertained. The investigation will reveal the facts.
The U.S. military and other leaders have expressed deep regret over the deaths of the three soldiers. Authorities say a full investigation into the crash will be carried out to prevent further damage.
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