On April 17, 2017, a Blackhawk helicopter crashed landed on a Leonardtown golf course earlier this week, making it the second military aircraft crash in the state in the past two weeks.
The UH-60 Blackhawk was taking part in a training exercise on Monday when it suddenly lost altitude and crashed on a golf course. 22-year-old Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin was reported killed at the scene. Two other crew members of the chopper, Capt. Terikazu Onoda and Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Nicholas, were also hurt in the incident. Both were reported in critical condition.
A witness to the incident says he believes that the helicopter may have run into a patch of trees before going down.
The Blackhawk incident marked the second military aircraft to crash in the state of Maryland in a two-week period. On April 5th a military jet crashed near an elementary school in Prince George’s County. The crash frightened students and sent panicked parents scurrying to check on their children. No one was reported hurt in the incident.
Video of the pilot, who safely ejected from the aircraft before its crash landing, parachuting above a residential area can be found below.