USAr UH 60 1 640Black Hawk crash in New York state

The New York Army National Guard reported that a UH-60 Black Hawk crashed near the town of Mendon, just south of Rochester city (NY), on 20 January 2021. The crash resulted in three dead crew members.

The UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter was on a routine training mission. Most probably the Black Hawk experienced engine problems during its flight as eyewitnesses heard loud bangs and a sputtering engine when the incident occurred. The helicopter came down around 18:30 hrs (LT).

The US Army National Guard said in a statement that the helicopter was part of the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport, and was assigned to C Company of the 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion (1-171st GSAB).

Photo by WTVG (crash site) and (just illustrative for the type) Stephan de Bruijn (kindly provided via

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