Black Hawk helicopter missing right after takeoff in Minnesota – NBCNews.com


A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed Thursday soon immediately after getting off from an airport in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

The Minnesota National Guard confirmed to NBC News it missing get hold of with the Black Hawk at all around 2 p.m. CST and authorities are looking for it. Its final known locale was about 10 miles southwest of the airport, according to NBC affiliate KARE.

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The helicopter crashed south of St. Cloud, the Minnesota Nationwide Guard verified in a statement.

Crews from St. Paul Fireplace and Rescue, and the Minnesota Condition Patrol found wreckage near Kimball, Minnesota, KARE studies.

Master Sergeant Blair Heusdens stated the helicopter was conducting a maintenance check flight and that three Guardsmen had been on board.

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The St. Paul Fire Section claimed it was supporting the Minnesota Aviation Rescue Staff for a report of an aircraft down in St. Cloud subsequent a mayday. St. Cloud is about 76 miles northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Doha Madani is a breaking information reporter for NBC News.