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

Redhawk 746 from the Fleet Angels of HSC-2 and Bayraider 737 from the Dragon Whales of HSC-28 perform a formation flight by of the Statue of Liberty during the parade of ships for Fleet Week in New York.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
May 27, 2016
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