CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) -- At approximately 8:15 p.m. local time, on Jan. 16 an MH-53E Sea Dragon attached to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 crashed in a field approximately four miles south of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Four crew members were on board at the time of the crash. One member was taken by ambulance to Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi. The remainder of the crew has not been recovered and the search is currently underway. The mishap is under investigation.
At the time of the incident, the helo was conducting routine training operations.
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