National Guard Helicopter crash

A US Army (USA) UH-60L Black hawk Helicopter flies a low-level mission over Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

(St. Cloud, MN)  —  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says all three National Guard soldiers aboard a crashed Black Hawk helicopter are dead.  The helicopter crashed yesterday into a Stearns County field during a routine maintenance flight.  Walz announced the deaths last night, calling them heart-breaking.  He has a long personal history with the National Guard, where he served for 24 years.  National Guard officials say the names of those who died will be released once families are notified.


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