Just before 1:40 p.m. on Monday, a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk on a training course, when it crashed at Breton Bay Golf Course in Southern Maryland, according to military officials. One crew member was killed and two others were airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
Witnesses, Kevin Bowen said the aircraft was flying low and spinning before it went down and Rebecca Cline said it was flying very low and then “kind of tipped to one side a little… did a nosedive and spun out a little bit,” before hitting the ground with a cloud of dust.
The U.S. Army Military District of Washington released a statement late Monday Afternoon, saying one of the injured crew is in serious condition, while the other in critical condition.
“We are deeply saddened by this loss within our community,” said Major General Bradley A. Becker, commanding general of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washing. “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 Army Combat Readiness Center is investigating the crash. The names of the crew were not immediately available.