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Army Black Hawk Helicopter Crashes On Maryland Golf Course – One Crew Member Killed

April 17, 2017

[UPDATE] 5:30 p.m. EST –  One crew member has now been reported dead.

An Army UH-60 Black Hawk crashed on a Southern Maryland golf course on Monday.

The helicopter from Fort Belvoir, Virginia “had a hard landing at approximately 1:50 p.m. near Leonardtown, MD.,” according to a Fort Belvoir statement. One of the three soldiers was medically evacuated.


Ft. Belvoir spokesman Jimmie Cummings told Fox News the other two crew members were okay.

The aircraft crashed at the Breton Bay Golf Course. Two medevac helicopters were sent to the scene to assist.

The helicopter crash came just two weeks after a F-16C fighter jet crashed into a wooded area near Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

While participating in a routine training mission, the pilot was able to safely eject themself from the aircraft after it suffered a mechanical issue.