US Navy Helicopter Crashes Off San Diego Coast: One Crew Member Rescued

Search and rescue operations continue involving multiple resources from the Coast Guard and US Navy searching for the missing crew.

A US Navy helicopter has crashed in the ocean off Southern California during a routine flight from an aircraft carrier, military officials say.

One crew member was rescued, with the search and rescue operation still ongoing for the other crew members who are unaccounted for.

The MH-60S helicopter, based on the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier, crashed on Tuesday afternoon (local time) about 60 nautical miles off San Diego, the US Pacific Fleet said on Twitter.

The crash happened while the aircraft was “conducting routine flight operations”, the US Navy confirmed.

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