Rochester-based military chopper crashes, killing three in Mendon, NY

Rochester-based military chopper crashes, killing three in Mendon, NY
A military helicopter crashed in Mendon, NY Wednesday evening, killing three soldiers (Source: Emily Fasel)

LATHAM, N.Y. (WWNY) - Three soldiers have been killed in helicopter crash south of Rochester.

Officials say a New York Army National Guard UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter based out of a facility at Rochester International Airport crashed Wednesday evening in the Town of Mendon during a routine training mission.

The soldiers were assigned to C Company of the 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion.

Officials say the crash is under investigation.

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