1 Dead After Army Helicopter Crashes Into Golf Course

2 others who were in helicopter injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 17, 2017 5:05 PM CDT
1 Dead After Army Helicopter Crashes Into Md. Golf Course
A St. Mary's County sheriff's deputy stops non-residents from entering the area after an Army UH-60 helicopter from Fort Belvoir, Va., crashed on the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Leonardtown, Md.    (Alex Brandon)

A Black Hawk helicopter crashed onto a golf course in Maryland during a routine training flight Monday, killing one crew member and injuring two others, the US Army said. The cause of the crash is under investigation, the US Army Military District of Washington said in a statement Monday evening, per the AP. "We are deeply saddened by this loss within our community," said Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the US Army Military District of Washington. "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."

Three crew members were aboard the UH-60 Blackhawk. The Army said one person is in serious condition and one is in critical condition. They are being treated at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. They were not identified, pending notification of relatives. The aircraft was from the 12th Aviation Battalion, stationed at Davison Airfield, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Kevin Bowen, who works in the pro shop of the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club, 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 course in Leonardtown, about 60 miles southeast of Washington, DC. (More helicopter crash stories.)

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