A UH-60 Black Hawk

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Two members of the Tennessee National Guard died instantly when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter they were flying crashed Wednesday afternoon near Highway 53 in Huntsville, Alabama.

Tennessee's Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Warner Ross, said in a statement, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of two Tennessee National Guardsmen, and our prayers are with their families during this heartbreaking tragedy."

"We ask Tennesseeans to join us in supporting their families during this time of unthinkable grief," Ross added.

The two crew members were conducting a flight-training mission at the time of the crash.

According to Ross, the crash occurred near Highway 53 and Burwell Road in Huntsville at approximately 1500 ET. There were no survivors.

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Security footage from a nearby home caught the helicopter plummeting to the ground.

Another video from a driver in the area shows the helicopter wreckage consumed by flames.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the crash.

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