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US army helicopter crash in Germany leaves 3 dead

A US army helicopter has crashed near the German city of Darmstadt, killing at least three people, a spokesman for the firefighters said.

The exact number of people in the helicopter and the cause of the crash were not immediately known.

The helicopter went down about 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday in northeast of Manheim, between Frankfurt and Heidelberg, in the vicinity of the US military’s Coleman Barracks, military officials said.

A US army spokesman confirmed the accident and identified the helicopter as a Blackhawk. He did not give other details.

About 100 rescuers were reportedly at the site of the crash but the investigation was being carried out by US military.

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