Three New York National Guard soldiers were killed Wednesday night when their helicopter crashed while on a routine training mission in upstate New York.

Iran Press/America: The crash happened in Mendon, about 17 miles south of Rochester, the military and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said.

Multiple calls for an aircraft in distress came in around 6:30 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff Todd K. Baxter said in a news conference according to CNN.

"According to the 911 reports ... there were calls of a sputtering, the sounds of an engine and that the aircraft was flying very low, more low than normal," Baxter said.

The helicopter was a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter. The incident is under investigation, the Division of Military and Naval Affairs said, adding no further information was immediately available.101

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