1 dead, 2 injured in Black Hawk training flight crash

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 20, 2017

The crew chief who died in a Black Hawk crash earlier this week was afraid of heights, but his mother says that fear disappeared in the helicopter.

Army officials have named the crew chief killed in Monday's helicopter crash in Leonardtown.

Both service members are assigned to the 12th Aviation Battalion.

The helicopter went down Monday on a golf course in Leonardtown, about 60 miles southeast of Washington.

The crash scene was secured just after the incident and the cause remains under investigation. Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Nicholas and Capt. Terikazu Onoda were identified as the injured.

On Wednesday morning, the office of Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) released a statement that "I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Spc".

One of the injured crew members is listed in serious condition and the other is in critical condition at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, the Army said. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin, originally from Chapel Hill, Tennessee, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We are deeply saddened by this loss within our community", said Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

The Blackhawk is from the 12th Aviation Battalion and is stationed at Davison Airfield in Fort Belvoir, Va.

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