February 4th – On the 2nd local time, a Black Hawk helicopter of the Idaho Army National Guard crashed during a routine flight training, killing all three pilots on board.
According to ABC, at about 8 p.m. on the 2nd, the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter of the Idaho Army National Guard crashed near Boise.
All three on board were pilots of the National Guard, who were participating in a routine flight training.
Local aviation officials said that their last contact with the plane was at 7:45 p.m. Just after 8 p.m. that day, the emergency transmitter positioning device on the plane was activated.
Air and ground search and rescue personnel subsequently participated in the search and rescue work, and the remains of three people were found on the 3rd.
Christopher Bodes, spokesman of the Idaho National Guard, told the U.S. media that it was snowing at the time of the crash, and the area where the plane crashed was mountainous.
At present, the cause of the accident is under investigation.