Reports are just coming in that a military Blackhawk helicopter has just crashed on a golf course in southern Maryland and two medevac helicopters have been sent to assist in the search and rescue.
Breaking News: An Army Blackhawk helicopter with three crewmembers aboard has crashed in Maryland https://t.co/tLDWunoFdi
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US Army Blackhawk helicopter from Ft. Belvoir with 3 crewmembers aboard crashed at 1:50 PM today near Leonardtown, Maryland. 1 hospitalized
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From Fox News:
A U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk from Ft. Belvoir, Virginia with three crew members aboard crashed around 1:50 p.m. near Leonardtown, Ft. Belvoir spokesman Jimmie Cummings said.
One of the crew members was taken by helicopter to a local hospital, but Cummings wouldn’t describe his injuries. The other two members of the crew were okay, Cummings said. Two medevac helicopters were initially sent to the scene to assist.
Kevin Bowen, who works in the pro shop of the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown, said he saw the helicopter “flying kind of low” and then “saw it spinning” before it went down between the third and fourth holes of the golf course.
The British publication “The Daily Star” is reporting that one of the solderers on the helicopter has died, but other news sources have not confirmed his condition at this point.
— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) April 17, 2017
This is a breaking news story!