Black Hawk helicopter crashes on Maryland golf course

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A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter has crashed on a golf course in southern Maryland.

The crash occured about 1:50 pm ET, near Leonardtown, at the Breton Bay Golf Course.  Three military personnel were on board the helicopter.

UPDATE from the NY Post:

Broadcastify, which carries live streams of emergency radio transmissions, quoted the county fire and rescue department as saying one person was confirmed dead and two other people required evacuation.

This is a developing story.

Eyewitnesses described seeing the crash occur:

“We saw three helicopters. One of them was lagging behind the other two. It started spinning. At first we thought it was doing tricks,” according to Elizabeth Willing.

“It disappeared behind the tree line and then we heard a big bang,” said Kat McCurdy.

“I saw the down copter peel off to port and disappear behind the tree line as it and a similar helo were heading toward Breton Bay,” Doug Marek stated. “The two copters had flown over Avenmar and made a port turn.”

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H/T: Fox News

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