US Navy Helicopter Crashes Off San Diego, 5 Missing

  • Rescuers are searching for five missing crew members of a crashed US Navy helicopter.
  • One person was rescued after the helicopter crashed into the sea off San Diego, the fleet said.
  • It said the helicopter crashed during routine flight operations.

A US Navy helicopter crashed into the sea off San Diego, and five crew members are missing.

The US 3rd Fleet said in a statement that one crew member was rescued after Tuesday’s crash, and that “search efforts continue for five additional crewmembers.”

It said that the MH-60S helicopter, which was embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, crashed into the Pacific Ocean while conducting “routine flight operations” around 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego at 4:30 p.m. local time.

The search effort involves the Coast Guard and the Navy, the fleet said.

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