1 Dead After Army Helicopter Plunges Into U.S. Golf Course

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April 17, 2017

Fox News is reporting on Twitter that a crew member in a military helicopter crash in Maryland has died.

Their original story reported no deaths after a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk crashed onto a southern Maryland golf course Monday afternoon.

But the Associated Press has reported on Twitter that not only has one of the crew members died, but two were also injured from the impact.

The helicopter had taken off from Ft. Belvoir in Virginia and crashed around 1:50 p.m. Eastern. Only three people were on the helicopter, and there are no reported injuries on the ground at Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown.

Names have not been released.

According to WBAL-TV, Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker of Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region said, "We are deeply saddened by this loss within our community. Our condolences go out to the families and friends affected by this tragedy, and our team is focused on supporting them during this difficult time."

As for the cause of the crash, two witnesses reported seeing the helicopter stall out and hit some trees as it went down, according to CNN. An investigation is under way.

Please pray for the crew members and their families!