BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A military helicopter crash lands on a golf course in the middle of the day in Maryland, leaving one crew member dead and two others hospitalized Monday night.
It’s the second military aircraft to crash in Maryland in less than two weeks. The Black Hawk helicopter went down, just after 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon in Leonardtown, Saint Mary’s County.
The last update from the army said one crew member was in serious condition, the second surviving crew member is in critical condition.
A Black Hawk helicopter slammed into a golf course Monday afternoon, with three crew members were trapped inside. One of the crew members has died from their injuries.
Witnesses say they knew something was wrong, even before it came down.
“We saw the helicopter and we realized it was out of control, and just within another couple of seconds it just went down, hit a huge pine tree on its way down,” says witness Kevin Bowen.
“It was the loudest boom I ever heard. Just playing outside with my kids and then all of a sudden it was like crashes into the tree then boom!” says another witness.
The U.S. military says the crew was on a training mission when the Black Hawk went down at a southern Maryland golf course.
This is the second military aviation disaster in the state In less than two weeks. A jet crashed in Clinton, Maryland earlier this month, though that pilot survived.
Right now, an army team is on its way up from Alabama to investigate the what caused a Black Hawk to go down in a deadly crash.
“My heart goes out to their family and to them, especially they were doing this for me and my family and this really hurts,” says Kevin McCarthy from Leonardtown.
The name of the crew member who died has not been released. We also do not know the identity of the two other crew members who are being treated at Shock Trauma.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The UH-60 Black Hawk is from the 12th Aviation Battalion, stationed at Davison Airfield, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.