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Black Hawk down in Minnesota

Postby jrhoa2 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:50 am

Yesterday, Minnesota lost 3 National Guard Soldiers in a tragic helicopter accident. The Black Hawk was on a maintenance test flight when it went down 9 minutes after taking off. The 3 crew members that were on board were killed in the accident. The names of the crew members have not yet been released.

https://kstp.com/news/inspectors-revisit-fatal-helicopter-crash-scene-near-st-cloud-gather-evidence-minnesota-national-guard-members/5572000/

The facility that the Black Hawk was based is about 30 miles from me. I know and I am acquainted with some of the soldiers that work there. Security has been pretty tight and the names have not been leaked through the normal soldier gossip. I will have to wait until tomorrow when they officially release the names of the crew to know who was lost.

As an aviation community, I ask that we keep the loved ones of the lost crew in our thoughts and prayers.
James
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