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Florida couple may have caught Black Hawk crash on camera

4 years 10 months 6 days ago Thursday, March 12 2015 Mar 12, 2015 March 12, 2015 9:57 PM March 12, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

SANTA ROSA, Fla. - A couple who lives along the sound where a Hammond-based Black Hawk crashed earlier this week believe their home security system captured the moment the helicopter hit the water.

"We honestly thought a bomb had gone off in the backyard," the woman told WEAR TV in an exclusive interview. WEAR TV, like WBRZ is an ABC affiliate and trades video and news stories.

"What I heard was the helicopter propellers turning, the engines running and there was a light shining down on it. As it approached and got closer, I didn't hear anything. The engine shut off," she said.

The woman told the TV station a few seconds later she heard a loud noise and the lights disappear.

On her surveillance recording, she noticed a flashing light in the distance. It flashed a few times then disappeared around the time the military believes the Black Hawk crashed.

Eleven Marines and Louisiana National Guard soldiers were on the helicopter. The bodies of seven Marines were found and identified. The bodies of two of the Hammond-based soldiers have been found; two others are still believed to be in the wreckage.

Click HERE to read the story from WEAR TV. Click HERE to watch more from WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Thursday, including the story about the video.
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