Breaking news alert!
If you’re in the Huntsville area and saw multiple emergency vehicles speeding down Highway 53, you’re not alone.
Reports are pouring in about a military helicopter crash that occurred near Burwell Road, and the details are sketchy at best.
It’s confirmed that there were no survivors in the crash, but the FAA is remaining tight-lipped about any other specifics regarding the origin of the flight.
One thing we do know is that ALEA has identified the downed helicopter as a UH-60, or Black Hawk.
With multiple agencies on the scene, including the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, residents are left to wonder what really happened in this tragic incident.
Watch the stunning footage below:
Security footage captures shocking moment a US Military helicopter loses control and free falls out of the sky near Huntsville, Alabama.
The number of victims was not immediately known but officials said there were no survivors.pic.twitter.com/R9evV3FEGG
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 15, 2023
A short video of the helicopter crash in Harvest (north of Huntsville) from Savanna Terry pic.twitter.com/v1T5vk4gq5
— James Spann (@spann) February 15, 2023
BREAKING: Helicopter crashes onto busy highway near Huntsville, Alabama; multiple injuries reported
— Intel Point Alert (@IntelPointAlert) February 15, 2023
The timing of this incident couldn’t be more shocking.
At a time when spy balloons and other objects are being shot down from the sky, many people are concerned about why a Black Hawk helicopter lost total control and crashed onto a highway.
Local WHNT News has more details:
Several emergency crews responded to a military helicopter crash near Highway 53 and Burwell Road.
Don Webster with HEMSI confirmed with News 19 that there were no survivors in the crash. The Madison County Coroner Tyler Berryhill told News 19 that he had been called to the scene.
Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) officials confirmed that a military helicopter was involved in the crash. They could not release any details about the origin of the flight.
ALEA identified the helicopter as a UH-60, which is a Black Hawk.The incident happened at the intersection Wednesday afternoon. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is on the scene assisting.
Team Redstone does not believe at this time that the helicopter originated from their assets.
There are “no survivors” from the helicopter crash.
The crash was so horrific that four Huntsville fire and rescue units responded.
BREAKING: Helicopter Crashes on Highway Near Huntsville, Alabama https://t.co/TPufn0TBmG
— RedState (@RedState) February 15, 2023
BREAKING: Aircraft which crashed near Huntsville, Alabama identified as military helicopter https://t.co/aDja6TQyRJ
— BNO News Live (@BNODesk) February 15, 2023
A MILITARY HELICOPTER HAS CRASHED IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA KILLING EVERYONE ON BOARD. THE HELICOPTER CRASHED ONTO HIGHWAY-53 NEAR THE TOWN OF 'HARVEST'.
IT IS NOT YET KNOWN HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE ON BOARD OR WHERE THE HELICOPTER ORIGINATED FROM. THE HELICOPTER IS A UH-60 BLACK HAWK
— Mike Dinow (@mikedinow) February 15, 2023
Law enforcement agencies respond to a U.S. military helicopter crash on Highway 53 near Huntsville, Alabama. pic.twitter.com/tTmEH1yCfj
— Becker News (@NewsBecker) February 15, 2023
The wreckage was found near the intersection of Burwell Road and Highway 53, and officials are still trying to determine how many people were on board.
The aircraft, identified as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, was completely burned, leaving little evidence behind.
The FAA is deferring comment to a “military base in the area,” but Redstone Arsenal has denied any involvement, stating that the incident is not connected to their assets.
First responders are currently on the scene, and the investigation is ongoing.
AL has more details:
Authorities responded to a helicopter crash Wednesday afternoon in Madison County that killed all people on board, officials said.
Authorities were dispatched to Burwell Road and Highway 53 at 3:01 Wednesday on a report of a crashed helicopter, said Don Webster with Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
The helicopter was burnt.
Webster said there were no survivors, but officials did not immediately know how many people were on board the aircraft.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said the aircraft was a UH-60 helicopter, more commonly known as a Black Hawk.
The FAA deferred comment to the “military base in the area,” but Redstone Arsenal said in a statement that the incident did not involve any aircraft associated with the base.
“Redstone Arsenal leaders are aware of reports of a helicopter incident near Highway 53 in Huntsville,” the arsenal posted on Facebook.
“First responders are on scene, and Redstone Arsenal is in full support of local authorities in their active investigation. Initial investigations have determined that the incident is not connected to Redstone Arsenal assets, and we will continue to support community authorities as the situation develops.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
So far, the national news media has NOT covered this story.
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