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12/6/2019, 3:33 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Three soldiers dead in Minnesota helicopter crash - governor

Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Stearns County, Minnesota, killing all three crew members, the state's Governor Tim Walz announced.

Authorities began an investigation into the incident. During a maintenance test flight, air traffic controllers at St. Cloud Regional Airport lost contact with the aircraft personnel at 2:05 pm local time.

Major General Jon Jensen stated: "Our Minnesota National Guard family is devastated by the deaths of these soldiers," adding that "our priority right now is ensuring that our families are taken care of."

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