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Blackhawk helicopter crashes on Maryland golf course

Blackhawk military helicopter crashes on golf course in St. Mary's County. (Video: Joe Dunn )

ST. MARY'S COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) - One crew member is dead and two others are injured after a Blackhawk military helicopter based out of Fort Belvoir, Virginia crashed on a golf course in St. Mary's County, Maryland Monday afternoon, officials have confirmed.

According to a press release from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the crash occurred during a "routine training flight."

One of the injured crew members has serious injuries while the other is in critical condition, the press release adds.

Kevin Bowman, who said he was in the Breton Bay Golf Course pro shop when the helicopter crashed, said the Blackhawk went down near the third hole. He told the Associated Press the helicopter was "flying low" and then "saw it spinning."

Witnesses reported pieces were falling off the helicopter but there currently is no report of fire.

Officials say they will continue investigating what caused the UH-60 helicopter to crash.

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