A Black Hawk military helicopter crashed near Highway 53 in Huntsville, Alabama, on Wednesday, killing all on board, which reportedly consisted of two crew members.
The fatal crash happened around 3:00 p.m. near the intersection of Burwell Road and Highway 53 just outside of Huntsville, Alabama, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
Video of the crash has since been circulating:
The National Guard Bureau confirmed that the helicopter belonged to the Tennessee National Guard and was on a routine training mission.
Redstone Arsenal released the following statement after the crash:
Redstone Arsenal leaders are aware of reports of a helicopter incident near Highway 53 in Huntsville. First responders are on scene, and Redstone Arsenal is in full support of local authorities in their active investigation. Initial investigations have not determined that the incident is connected to Redstone Arsenal assets, and we will continue to support community authorities as the situation develops.Advertisement
Alabama Republican Congressman Dale Strong expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the crash.
This is a developing story