One person has died and two are injured after a US Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed on to a Maryland golf course on Monday.
The UH60 Blackhawk crashed on to the green at the Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown at 1.37pm on Monday afternoon. It belongs to Fort Belvoir, a US Army base 70 miles away in Virginia.
One of its crew died and two others are in serious and critical condition in hospital.
They all belong to the 12th Aviation Battalion, stationed at Davison Airfield at Fort Belvoir and were taking part in a routine training flight when the crash occurred.
The accident is under investigation.
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department told DailyMail.com there were three people on board.
'We are deeply saddened by this loss within our community,' said Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.
'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.'
Fire fighters were seen trying to pull the soldiers from the wreckage after the crash.
Golfers who ran on to the course after watching the helicopter go down were seen carrying one injured person from the wreckage.