U.S. Navy helicopter crew survives crash into bay in Southern California


JAPAN – 2023/02/23: A Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk helicopter with the US Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM-51, known as the War Lords, traveling around Naval Air Facility Atsugi airbase. The 47th Japanese-American Friendship Competition is an annual two-working day competition that capabilities static and flying displays by the US Navy and Japanese Self-Defence Power (JASDF) plane. This pageant is held at Yokota airbase in Fussa. (Photo by Damon Coulter/SOPA Photos/LightRocket via Getty Pictures)

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A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed into a Southern California bay throughout a training training Thursday evening, a spokesperson reported.

All 6 crewmembers survived.

The MH-60R Seahawk crashed in the waters of San Diego Bay shortly immediately after 6:30 p.m., reported a assertion from Cmdr. Beth Instruct of the Naval Air Drive Pacific Fleet.

“Because of to the mother nature of the instruction, a basic safety boat was on locale,” the assertion explained, adding that the crew members were being taken ashore for professional medical evaluations.

There wasn’t any rapid word on their problems but Navy officers weren’t aware of any vital of lifestyle-threatening injuries.

The crash site was in Coronado, throughout an inlet from San Diego. The nearby Fireplace Department and the U.S. Coastline Guard responded to the scene.

The trigger of the crash is less than investigation.

The plane was from Helicopter Maritime Strike squadron 41. The fleet substitute squadron is primarily based at Naval Air Station North Island on the Coronado peninsula. It trains air crews on the MH-60R Seahawk, in accordance to its web-site.

The MH-60R Seahawk is the Navy’s major helicopter for anti-submarine warfare but it can accomplish a broad range of missions, which includes reconnaissance and lookup-and-rescue operations, according to a Navy web site.



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