Three pilots killed in National Guard Crash
- The Idaho National Guard said the three employees were on a routine training flight when they were killed south of Lucky Peak, near Boise.
- You were flying in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed Tuesday
- Colonel Christopher Burt said the plane was last contacted at 7:45 pm.
- “At around 12:15 pm Wednesday morning, crews located the aircraft and personnel,” the Idaho National Guard said in a statement.
- The cause of the accident is unknown and is being investigated
- The identity of the murdered has not yet been revealed.
Three National Guard pilots were killed in a helicopter crash in Idaho.
You were flying in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed south of Lucky Peak near Boise Tuesday night.
The Idaho National Guard said in a statement that the three staff members were on a routine training flight when they were killed shortly after 8 p.m.
Three National Guard pilots killed in helicopter crash in Idaho after their aircraft went down in ‘snowy’ weather https://t.co/5POZadZO91
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Lt. Col. Christopher Borders told ABC that the weather conditions were “bad” at the time.
He added: “There was snow. Throughout the period, conditions were repeatedly bad. This hampered our initial aerial search efforts when we were informed that the 911 location had exploded.
As a result, we immediately launched a ground team for investigation. Around 11 p.m., the weather cleared enough to take off from another plane and start looking for air.
“And after midnight tonight, around 12:15, our search and rescue team located the plane and confirmed that there were no survivors.
Colonel Christopher Burt, an aviation officer for the Idaho National Guard, said the plane was last contacted at 7:45 p.m.
The Idaho National Guard said: “After the emergency transmitter tracking device on board the aircraft was activated shortly after 8:00 PM, your team immediately began emergency relief operations. The aircraft, including the air and ground search and rescue teams.
On Wednesday morning around 12:15 pm, crews located the plane and personnel. The cause of the accident is unknown and an investigation will be launched immediately. ‘
The identity of those killed has yet to be revealed.
Maj. Gen. Michael Garshak, commander of the State National Guard, said: This is a great loss to the Idaho National Guard and our community.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with families and loved ones as we go through this tragedy.”