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U.S. Navy helicopter crashes off San Diego coast, Pacific Fleet says

U.S. Navy helicopter crashes off San Diego coast, Pacific Fleet says

reuters.com · 08/31/2021 23:33
U.S. Navy helicopter crashes off San Diego coast, Pacific Fleet says

- A military helicopter took off from the USS Abraham Lincoln and later crashed into the sea leading to search-and-rescue operations off the coast of San Diego, the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet said on Tuesday.

"An MH-60S helicopter embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) crashed into the sea while conducting routine flight operations approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego at 4:30 p.m. PST, Aug. 31," the Pacific Fleet said in a message on Twitter.

"Search and rescue operations are ongoing with multiple Coast Guard and Navy air and surface assets", the message said.


(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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