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Navy Helicopter Crashes in California, Crew Members Safely Rescued


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The Navy has rescued the four crew members of a helicopter that crashed in California on Thursday, according to the service. During flight training in El Centro, Calif., an MH-60S from the “Merlins” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 went down at about 6 p.m., Naval Air Forces said in a news release.

“This evening at approximately 6 p.m., an MH-60S Seahawk crashed near El Centro, Calif. while conducting a routine training flight from Naval Air Facility El Centro. All four of the aircrew on board survived the crash and have been safely recovered,” the Navy said.
“One of the aircrew has suffered non-life threatening injuries and has been transported to a local hospital. The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3, based at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.”

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