Tragedy has struck the United States military today, as a Black Hawk helicopter has crashed on a Maryland goal course, killing one person and wounding two others.
The incident occurred in the early afternoon of Easter Monday, 2017, as bewildered onlookers were originally convinced that the spinning and swirling warbird was simply flying in acrobatic exercises. Soon after, the chopper fell behind the tree line and witnesses then described the chaos after an explosion was heard.
“Officials say at least one person was killed Monday when a U.S. Army helicopter crashed at a golf course near Washington, D.C.“The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk chopper crashed at the Breton Bay Golf Coursein Leonardtown just before 1:30 p.m., a Maryland State Police spokesman said.
“Military.com reported that the aircraft belonged to the Army.”
The manner in which the helicopter was described as coming down has knowledgeable Blackhawk experts believing that there may have been an issue with the tail rotor of the $21 million machine.
No official cause for the crash has been released. Investigators are still fresh on the scene, and will be updating the press with their findings as they become available.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of those affected.