hdorries/iStockBy MATT SEYLER and MATT ZARRELL, ABC News

(NEW YORK) — Three Idaho Army National Guard personnel were killed after their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed south of Lucky Peak near Boise shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, officials said in a news release.

All three personnel aboard were pilots with the Idaho Army National Guard participating in a routine training flight.

The aircraft and deceased personnel were located at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, officials said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. The names of the three who died in the crash are being withheld until next of kind can be notified.

“This is a tremendous loss to the Idaho National Guard and our community,” said Maj. Gen. Michael Garshak, adjutant general of Idaho and commander of the Idaho National Guard. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones as we work through this tragedy.”

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