One Dead in Military Helicopter Crash in Leonardtown

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A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter with three crew members on board experienced a hard landing Monday, crashing in Leonardtown, Maryland.

A U.S. Army helicopter crashed on the Breton Bay Golf Course and Country Club in Leonardtown in Maryland, has learned.

One crew member remains in serious condition and another is in critical condition, according to the US Army.

County officials could not be reached for comment.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

No additional details were provided about the other crew members or why the helicopter, which came from Ft.

The aircraft was from the 12th Aviation Battalion, stationed at Davison Airfield, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

The helicopter crashed in Leonardtown, MD, on Monday at about 1:50 p.m.

Fort Belvoir referred further questions to the U.S. Army's Military District of Washington, where the public affairs office said it was working on a statement.

The BayNet, a southern Maryland news outlet, posted a photo from the crash scene of what appears to be a destroyed black chopper with fire department personnel on hand.

Investigators walk on a golf course as they examine debris that fell at the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club when an Army UH-60 helicopter from Fort Belvoir, Va., crashed, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Leonardtown, Md. He was treated for minor injuries, and no one else was injured in that incident. That pilot, who was on a routine training mission at the time, was able to eject himself from the D.C. Air National Guard F-16C fighter jet.