NY Army National Guard will provide update on UH-60 Helicopter crash in Mendon on Jan. 20, 2021

Media Advisory

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (07/01/2021) (readMedia)-- New York Army National Guard Col. Richard Goldenberg will provide an update to the press on the catastrophic loss of a New York Army National Guard aircraft and crew on January 20 this morning, Thursday, July 1, at the Army National Guard's aviation support facility at Rochester International Airport.

WHO: Col. Richard Goldenberg, Public Affairs Officer for the New York Army National Guard

WHAT: A brief information update regarding the loss of a UH-60 aircraft during a training flight on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

WHEN: 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021

WHERE: Army Aviation Support Facility #2 at 76 Patriot Way, Rochester


The Black Hawk helicopter went down during a training flight near Mendon, N.Y. All three crewmembers onboard the aircraft - Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda, 54, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian Koch, 39, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Prial, 30 - died at the scene.

The three were members of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, a medical evacuation company based at the Army Aviation Support Facility at the Rochester International Airport.