Military helicopter crashes in southern Maryland

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A US Army helicopter, reportedly a UH-60 Black Hawk, landed hard on the Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown, Maryland, at 1:50 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

The craft is out of Fort Belvoir, which is located in Fairfax, VA, approximately 40 miles from the crash site. The two injured crew members - one in serious and one in critical condition - are at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Their names will be released once their families are notified, the Army said. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

"We are deeply saddened by this loss within our community", Maj.

Fort Belvoir referred further questions to the U.S. Army's Military District of Washington.

It appears the helicopter landed on a golf course near Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, Richard told Army Times, though he could not confirm the crew's flight plan.

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A photo from TheBayNet.com shows firefighters appearing to look into the wreckage.

The helicopter went down at the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club, according to a club secretary.

Harvey said he saw the helicopter fly over the driving range and the first hole, and thought the helicopter was turning to land when it went down. The Washington Post reported that two have been medevaced, one more than the Army claim.

Harper said she didn't see smoke or flames, "just pieces falling out of the sky". A team from the Army Combat Readiness Center in Fort Rucker, Ala. will arrive Tuesday, Army officials said. On April 5, an F-16 fighter jet crashed during a training mission in National Harbor, MD, near Joint Base Andrews. No one was injured on the ground, according to NBC Washington.

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