Black Hawk Helicopter Crashes onto Highway

A military helicopter carrying two passengers on a regular training mission crashed on an Alabama highway on Wednesday with no survivors.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Black Hawk aircraft crashed at around 3 pm in the area of Highway 53 and Burwell Road in Harvest, which is located about 10 miles northeast of Huntsville.

Upon impact, the helicopter burst into flames, and both passengers on board were killed.

The National Guard Bureau revealed that the helicopter belonged to the Tennessee National Guard and was on a regular training mission, and the US Army unit near the crash site, Team Redstone, verified that the helicopter was not one of theirs.

The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that a military aircraft was involved in the accident, although no other details have been disclosed.

Videos taken at the scene show a thick plume of black smoke emanating from what seems to be a median on the highway and a bright fire burning nearby.

Further away from the crash site, the footage shows the dense smog stretching hundreds of feet above homes. Madison County Commissioner Phil Vandiver noted that the highway would be closed for a few days.