One crewmember died and two others were injured after a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter crashed at a golf course in Leonardtown, Maryland, during a "routine training flight" shortly before 2 p.m. EST today, officials told ABC News.
The survivors, in critical and serious condition respectively, were transported to the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, the Army said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, the Army said.
"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 U.S. 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."
The UH-60 Blackhawk, from the 12th Aviation Battalion, was stationed at Davison Airfield in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Time: c13:30 LT
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Owner/operator: US Army
C/n / msn:
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Breton Bay Golf Course, Leonardtown, MD - United States of America
The Black Hawk helicopter went down on the Breton Bay Golf Course (near Naval Air Station Patuxent River). Two people have been taken to hospital. The helicopter was based at Fort Belvoir, the Army installation in Northern Virginia.