A US military Black Hawk helicopter crashed yesterday Wednesday in the state of Alabama (south), killing the two people on board, according to local authorities.

“There were two people in the helicopter who were killed,” Brent Patterson, a spokesman for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement.

Around 15:00 (local time; 23:00 Greek time) the Air National Guard Black Hawk of Tennessee — a state that neighbors Alabama — went down while conducting a training flight near a highway and another thoroughfare, the command said. Tennessee National Guard.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of the two members of the National Guard,” said General Warner Ross, head of the corps in the state.

In a separate statement, National Guard spokesman Robert Carver said it would be “premature to comment on the possible causes of the crash.”

Air crash investigators were expected at the scene. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office announced via social media last night that road lanes were closed due to the crash.