Blackhawk military helicopter crashes in Maryland

Sgt. Steven Galimore/82nd Combat Aviation Brigade

Sgt. Steven Galimore/82nd Combat Aviation Brigade

A team from the Army Combat Readiness Center, based in Fort Rucker, Ala., will travel to Leonardtown Tuesday to investigate what caused the crash.

The Black Hawk is from the 12th Aviation Battalion stationed at Davison Airfield, Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

The crash comes less than two weeks after another military aircraft accident in Maryland.

A military helicopter crashed early Monday afternoon on a golf course in St. Mary's County in Southern Maryland, according to the Maryland State Police who said two people were taken by medical helicopter from the scene.

Investigators examine debris that fell on the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club after an Army UH-60 helicopter from Fort Belvoir, Va., crashed, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Leonardtown, Md. It wasn't immediately clear what condition that person was in or whether the other two crew members had been injured.


A U.S. Army helicopter crashed on the Breton Bay Golf Course and Country Club in Leonardtown in Maryland, Military.com has learned.

The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk chopper went down at the Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown, Md., just before 2 p.m., military officials said.

One of the injured crew members was in serious condition and the other in critical condition, the statement said.

Witnesses said pieces off the helicopter were falling off, but there is no report of fire at this time.

The F-16 in that crash was from the 113th Wing of the D.C. National Guard based at JBA, and the pilot was flying on a training mission when he crashed.

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