Black hawk helicopter crash.
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A Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Alabama, killing two crews on Wednesday (February 25), according to the Tennessee National Guard.
Two Tennessee National Guard members died in a flight-training mission as the helicopter crashed and caught fire. There were no injuries to anyone on the ground when the helicopter crashed.
The UH-60 helicopter, known as a Black Hawk, crashed in the unincorporated community of Harvest along Alabama Highway 53.
The US Army’s Redstone Arsenal and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center are located in Huntsville, northwest of Harvest.
Numerous emergency vehicles immediately responded to the scene as large black smoke plumes could be seen rising from the collision.
“We ask Tennesseans to join us in supporting their families during this time of unthinkable grief,” said Brig Gen Warner Ross, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, in a statement.
Through the years, a few Black Hawk helicopters have crashed while being used in training.
In 2022, A Black Hawk helicopter pilot lost sight of his intended landing spot in Utah due to whiteout conditions, leading to a collision with another helicopter close to a ski resort. None was hurt.
In 2021, three Idaho Army National Guard pilots died in a training flight on a Black Hawk helicopter near Boise.
In 2020, a Black Hawk helicopter crashed on the southern coast of California, killing two soldiers and injuring three others. KD/Expat Media
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