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Military helicopter crashes in southern Maryland

Military helicopter crashes in southern Maryland
Posted at 1:07 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 17:54:09-04

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter with three crew members on board experienced a hard landing Monday, crashing in Leonardtown, Maryland.

One of the crew members was medevaced from the scene, Ft. Belvoir spokesperson Jimmie Cummings told CNN.

According to the Associated Press, one crew member died, and two others were injured. 

One witness, Garrett Bowles, told CNN he thinks the helicopter hit some trees as it went down. One other helicopter was at the scene when it crashed, Bowles told CNN.

Another witness, Bianca Melton, told CNN the helicopter looked like it stalled out before crashing.

The UH-60 Blackhawk is an Army utility helicopter used in air assault, air cavalry and aero-medical evacuation units.