US military officials reported 2 got dead in an Alabama helicopter crash.
The Tennessee National Guard announced that a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Alabama on Wednesday, resulting in the death of two crew members.
Brig. Gen. Warner Ross, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, expressed his condolences for the loss of the two Tennessee National Guardsmen and urged the people of Tennessee to show their support for the grieving families.
Ross reported that the two soldiers participated in a flight training exercise when the crash occurred at approximately 3 p.m. local time. The helicopter subsequently caught fire.
According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the helicopter crash in Harvest, Alabama, did not result in any injuries to those on the ground.
Sheriff’s Investigator Brent Patterson confirmed that there were no survivors of the crash and that the area has been designated a crime scene.
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The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reported that the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Harvest, an unincorporated community along Alabama Highway 53.
The crash occurred in a busy commercial area northwest of Huntsville, with nearby subdivisions, forests, and fields extending south toward the Tennessee border. According to the sheriff’s office statement, the resulting heavy traffic delays are expected to continue into Thursday.
Harvest, located northwest of Huntsville, houses several significant facilities, including NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal. The area has recently experienced urbanization and is approximately 90 miles south of Nashville.
Governor Bill Lee expressed his condolences and deep sadness for the loss of the two Tennessee National Guard members, urging the community to come together and support the families during this difficult time.
The Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson deferred all inquiries regarding the helicopter crash to the military authorities.
“Governor Lee, Alabamians will continue to pray for the families touched by this tragic incident,” stated Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. “The Guardsmen who died today will be honored as heroes. Alabamans stand in solidarity with our Tennessee neighbors.”
Local news stations reported seeing massive plumes of black smoke rising from the collision site. Many emergency response vehicles were on the site.
“I’m profoundly grieved by the fatal helicopter crash that occurred in Madison County today,” stated U.S. Rep. Dale Strong, who represents Alabama’s 5th congressional district, in a tweet. “My heart breaks for those who died in this awful occurrence and their families as they learn of this news.”
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