Home security cam captures Tennessee National Guard Black Hawk crash: ‘Destroyed beyond recognition’


A home security camera has captured the moment a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed Wednesday afternoon in Alabama, killing two Tennessee National Guardsmen onboard.

Don Webster, a spokesperson for Huntsville EMS, told The Tennessean newspaper that the collision left the helicopter “destroyed beyond recognition” as the Madison County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public Thursday to be on the lookout for any wreckage in the Huntsville area. 

“Sheriff’s deputies believe crash debris could be scattered across areas near the crash site,” it said, adding that “if you locate any wreckage, please avoid the area and notify the Madison County Sheriff’s Office so our team of investigators can make contact with you.” 

The stretch of Highway 53 where the military helicopter went down will remain closed in both directions Thursday, police also said. 

BLACK HAWK MILITARY HELICOPTER CRASHES NEAR ALABAMA HIGHWAY 

A home security camera has captured the moment a Black Hawk helicopter crashed on Wednesday, Feb. 15 near Huntsville, Alabama.

A home security camera has captured the moment a Black Hawk helicopter crashed on Wednesday, Feb. 15 near Huntsville, Alabama. (Mia McShan via Storyful)

The Tennessee National Guard said the accident Wednesday afternoon happened while it was “conducting a training flight” and the “two crew members onboard were killed.” 

One of the crew members was identified by Dover, Tennessee City Councilman Alex Berta as Daniel Wadham.

“One of these people was from here in Dover and his name was Daniel Wadham. Daniel was the son of Tim Wadham,” Berta wrote on Facebook. “Daniel proudly served his country and was a devoted husband to Rosetta Wadham and a father to two amazing children.”

Wadham’s LinkedIn profile says he was working as an Aviation Safety Officer and a Black Hawk pilot with the Tennessee National Guard.

NORAD CONDUCTS AIR DEFENSE EXERCISE DAYS AFTER RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT INTERCEPTED OVER ALASKA, OBJECTS SHOT DOWN 

Law enforcement work at the scene of a Black Hawk helicopter crash Wednesday, Feb. 15, outside of Huntsville, Alabama. 

Law enforcement work at the scene of a Black Hawk helicopter crash Wednesday, Feb. 15, outside of Huntsville, Alabama.  (AP/Chris Montgomery)

“I have over 14 years combined military experience in Army Aviation, Military Police, US Customs, and Combat Engineers as well as 5 years of experience as a Patrolman with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department,” it also said.

Brig. Gen Warner Ross said in a statement that he is “deeply saddened by the loss of two Tennessee National Guardsmen, and our prayers are with their families during this heartbreaking tragedy.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP 

“We ask Tennesseans to join us in supporting their families during this time of unthinkable grief,” he added. 

VIDEO SHOWS CRASH AFTERMATH:

The Guard says it will help law enforcement and first responders investigating the crash site and said no other people were harmed in the incident. 



Source link

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

0FansLike
3,912FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest Articles