A U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter crash landed in an empty area of reclaimed land about 10 miles southwest of Yokosuka Naval Base, officials announced Monday. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
A U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter crash landed in an empty area of reclaimed land about 10 miles southwest of Yokosuka Naval Base, officials announced Monday.
The MH-60S aircraft belonged to HSC-12 out of Naval Air Facility Atsugi. The squadron belongs to the USS George Washington’s carrier air wing. They typically perform search and rescue operations, anti-surface warfare exercises, and other functions.
A distress call was sent at 3:31 p.m., according to a Commander Naval Forces Japan spokesman.
The helicopter crashed when it attempted an emergency landing in the area, ultimately landing on its left side.
According to Stars and Stripes, a fire department spokesman said, of the four crewmembers aboard, two appeared to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries. One appeared to have a suffered a leg injury, the spokesman said.
Navy officials say the injured crewmembers were transported to a hospital in Yokosuka and are stable.
The cause of the crash is…
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