1 dead after Black Hawk helicopter crashes in southern Maryland (VIDEO)
One person on board was able to self-eject, while two other military personnel remained trapped in the downed helicopter. First responders pronounced one person dead at the scene, Southern Maryland News Net reported.
State police have sent two medical helicopters to the scene.
The two survivors are being flown to an area trauma center.
UPDATE: A US Army Helicopter has crashed in Breton Bay, MD. 1 confirmed fatality, 2 flown to the regional hospital. pic.twitter.com/H2pRpiZKuh— TheBayNet.com (@thebaynetcom) April 17, 2017
Witness Kevin Bowen, who works in the pro shop of the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club, told AP he saw the helicopter “flying kind of low” and then “saw it spinning” before it went down between the third and fourth holes.
Less than a week ago, an F-16 jet crashed in Prince George’s County, Maryland, two miles south of Joint Base Andrews. The pilot ejected safely and was recovered by a military rescue helicopter.
The helicopter crash occurred in St. Mary’s County, just south of Prince George’s.