Boise National Guard helicopter crash 'leaves 3 pilots dead in Idaho training run' just two weeks after similar tragedy

A NATIONAL Guard helicopter crash has reportedly left three pilots dead in Idaho.

The agency vehicle reportedly crashed south of Lucky Peak near Boise shortly after 8pm on Tuesday evening.

The Idaho National Guard said that the personnel were taking part in a routine training flight.

Col Christopher Burt said that the aircraft was last contacted at 7.45pm.

The Emergency Transmitter Locator device on the aircraft then activated just 15 minutes later.

Crews located both the helicopter and the pilots at approximately 12.15am on Wednesday morning.

The cause of the incident is so far unknown and the personnel have not yet been identified.

"This is a tremendous loss to the Idaho National Guard and our community," said Maj Gen Michael Garshak in a statement.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones as we work through this tragedy."

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