A Black Hawk military helicopter crashed in Huntsville, Alabama, on Wednesday, unfortunately killing all on board.
The Madison County Sheriff's Office confirmed the sad news on Feb. 15, noting, "We expect heavy delays in this area throughout the evening."
Everything south of Hwy 53 to Jeff Road is CLOSED, as well as between Douglas Road and Hwy 53. Please use an alternate route due to roadway closures anticipated throughout the evening.
— Madison Sheriff AL (@mcsosheriffAL) February 15, 2023
It didn't take long for the news to break on Twitter, complete with video.
JUST IN: Security footage shows US military helicopter falling out of the sky in Huntsville, Alabama.
Pray for their families 🙏 pic.twitter.com/cjAsdFLkMt
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 15, 2023
Multiple videos were on the platform within hours.
DEVELOPING: New information confirms helicopter involved was a U.S. Military aircraft; no word on what has caused the crash pic.twitter.com/gskcfqoyvW
— Intel Point Alert (@IntelPointAlert) February 15, 2023
Pentagon officials told ABC News that the helicopter crashed during a training mission with the Tennessee National Guard.