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A helicopter crash that ended in tragedy took the lives of soldiers and a border patrol agent

Investigation launched into circumstances behind the crash (Via Kim Conway/Shutterstock)

A helicopter from the US military crashed near the southern border, leading to the sad deaths of two National Guard soldiers and a US Border Patrol agent. This happened during regular flying missions close to Rio Grande City, Texas. Another soldier got hurt. They’re still looking into why the crash happened.

The helicopter, called UH-72 Lakota, was supposed to help at the border when it crashed in a field, according to Starr County Judge Eloy Vera.

One person who was really hurt got taken to McAllen Medical Center in Texas. The county officials are waiting for federal authorities to start figuring out what went wrong.

President Joe Biden said sorry to the families of the soldiers and the Border Patrol agent who died. He said they did a good job protecting the country.

Border patrol helicopter crash (Via Steven Mather/Shutterstock)

Alejandro Mayorkas, who’s in charge of Homeland Security, praised the Border Patrol agent who died, Chris Luna, for being a brave worker.

The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association was sad about Chief Warrant Officer 2 John Grassia passing away. They said he was really dedicated to helping and protecting people.

The Mayor of Rensselaer, New York, Mike Stammel, said nice things about Chief Warrant Officer 2 Casey Frankoski. They talked about how she helped the community a lot and how her family has a history of helping others too.

This sad event has made people really upset. They’re also trying to understand why the helicopter crashed. The community is sad about losing these soldiers and wants to know what happened.

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