Military helicopter crashes into golf course

The Black Hawk chopper crashed into a golf course and country club in Breton Bay, Maryland.

The UH-60 Black Hawk based at Fort Belvoir, the Army installation in Northern Virginia, landed hard about 1:50 p.m. Monday, Fort Belvoir officials said in a statement.

Multiple news outlets have reported one fatality, but a reporter for Military.com tweeted that the Army disputed that claim.

The helicopter went down with three crew members on board, one of whom was medically evacuated from the scene.

The incident took place in St. Mary's County, 61 miles southeast of Washington, DC. The Post cited Maryland state police as the source of the information. He said state police are assisting military authorities and he would not comment on specifics of the crash or the type of aircraft. One crew member was medevac'd from the scene.

Kevin Bowen said the chopper was "flying kind of low" before "spinning" and crashing between the third and fourth holes of the golf course.

Spokesman Jimmie Cumming said the helicopter originated from the army base at Fort Belvoir, Virginia almost 70 miles to the northwest of the course. On April 5, an F-16 fighter jet crashed during a training mission in National Harbor, MD, near Joint Base Andrews.

  • Leroy Wright