Navy Helicopter Down in James River, Crew Safe


Story Number: NNS160614-09Release Date: 6/14/2016 12:39:00 PM
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From Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- A U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter crashed this morning in the James River while on a routine training mission. The three crew members aboard were rescued and transported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

Their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 2, the helicopter Fleet Replacement Squadron based at Norfolk Naval Station Chambers Field.

A mishap investigation board will be convened to determine the cause.

For further inquiries, please contact Mike Maus at Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic at 757-836-4398/288-9674

 
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