1 dead, 3 injured after Blackhawk helicopter crashes in southern Maryland - VIDEO, UPDATED

22:56   17 April 2017    1771

Three people have been injured in a military helicopter crash on a Maryland golf course.

The UH60 chopper crashed on to the green at the Breton Bay Golf Course on Monday afternoon.

It belongs to Fort Belvoir, a nearby US Army base in Virginia.

Leonardtown Fire Department told there were three people. At least one was airlifted to hospital. The severity of their injuries is not known.

Fire fighters were seen trying to pull them from the wreckage after the crash at 1.50pm.



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A military helicopter crashed in southern Maryland on Monday, authorities said.

Maryland State Police spokesman Sgt. Davaughn Parker said a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Leonardtown on Monday afternoon. He said state police have sent two medevac helicopters to the scene to assist.

Kevin Bowen, who works in the pro shop of the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown, said he saw the helicopter "flying kind of low" and then "saw it spinning" before it went down between the third and fourth holes of the golf course.

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