A civilian aircraft contracted by the Department of Defense to support a Vermont Air National Guard military training exercise crashed this morning in a remote Upstate New York location.
The aircrew was safely recovered by military helicopters and transported to Fort Drum, NY.
The small, fixed wing aircraft was flying in support of a routine military training exercise in the local area, and was not carrying armament of any kind. The Department of Defense regularly contracts civil aircraft to provide support for training exercises.
The crash occurred in a remote location and will not affect public safety. A formal investigation will take place and until the investigation concludes no other information is available at this time.