Update: Black Hawk Helicopter, 3 On Board, Crashes
ST. CLOUD -- A Black Hawk helicopter that took off from St. Cloud Thursday afternoon crashed in Stearns County near Marty.
According to Minnesota National Guard Sgt. Blair Heusdens, the UH-60 helicopter was conducting a maintenance test flight. It left the Minnesota National Guard base in St. Cloud with three people on board.
Heusdens says the National Guard lost contact with the helicopter around 2:05 p.m., shortly after it took off.
A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter and the Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team (MART) are helping with the recovery.
This is a developing story - check back with WJON for more information.
Watch a video about the National Guard Helicopter Base at the St. Cloud Airport.