UPDATE 8:33 p.m. EST:
One crew member was killed and two other were injured when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed onto a Maryland golf course Monday during a routine training flight.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
“We are deeply saddened by this loss within our community,” Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the US Army Military District of Washington, said in a statement.
“Our condolences go out to the families and friends affected by this tragedy, and our team is focused on supporting them during this difficult time.”
The names of the two injured crew members will be released after their next-of-kin is notified.
UPDATE 3:20 p.m. EST: One crew member was medevaced from the scene.
A military helicopter reportedly crashed on a golf course in St. Mary's County, Maryland, according to our partner at WJLA.
Kevin Bowman, who witnessed the crash, said he was in the Breton Bay Golf Course pro shop when the helicopter reportedly crashed near the third hole. Witnesses said pieces were falling from the helicopter, but there is no report of fire.
Maryland State Police confirm that they are assisting with a medivac after a military helicopter crash in Leonardtown, MD.— Jeffrey Cook (@JeffreyCook) April 17, 2017
A reporter for local news outlet TheBayNet posted this video from the scene.
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