Daniel Prial Wiki – Daniel Prial Bio
Daniel Prial was a Chief Warrant Officer 2, who was killed in New York Helicopter crash.
Authorities have identified the three soldiers killed Wednesday night when the military helicopter they were flying crashed in a Mendon field.
Killed were National Guard soldiers Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian Koch and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Prial, according to Col. Richard Goldenberg, public affairs officer for the New York National Guard.
He was 30 years old.
New York Helicopter Crash
The New York Army National Guard UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter crashed while on a routine training mission just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. It was not immediately known what caused the crash.
The helicopter, also known as a medical Black Hawk, is based at the Army Aviation Support Facility at the Greater Rochester International Airport. The unit trains to perform medical evacuations and the crew was conducting night vision goggle proficiency training in the local training area.
Daniel Prial Career
Prial of Rochester was a member of the National Guard for one year. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he had served in the U.S. Army since 2012.
He was a medical evacuation platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
Prial deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 and 2015 and served as an instructor pilot for students at the Fort Rucker, Alabama, where the Army trains helicopter pilots. He had logged 670 flying hours.
He, like Skoda, was working as a federal technician at the Army Aviation Support Facility at the Rochester airport.
“Prial was extremely humble and family-centric,” Goldenberg said. “He had the ability to fit in quickly and make an immediate impact on new groups.”