Pilot Killed In Blackhawk Crash

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image: Twitter, NJaffurs

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A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter was on a routine training flight with three crew on board when it crashed on a golf course in Maryland Monday afternoon, killing one pilot, CNN has reported. One survivor was in critical condition, and the other was in serious condition, according to the U.S. Army. The flight had launched from Davison Airfield at Fort Belvoir, in Virginia. One witness said pieces fell from the aircraft while it was in flight, and another said it was spinning before it went down, according to The Associated Press. The cause of the crash is under investigation, the Army Military District of Washington said in a statement. The aircraft was assigned to the 12th Aviation Battalion.

The helicopter was the second military aircraft to crash in the area recently. An F-16 jet from Joint Base Andrews on a training flight crashed April 5 in Clinton, Maryland. The pilot steered the jet toward a wooded area and then bailed out. He was treated for minor injuries and released. Nobody on the ground was hurt but the jet was destroyed.

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