All crew members survive Navy helicopter crash in desert close to Arizona-California border

An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter sits aboard the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Rio is a scheduled port cease on its approach to the western United States. (G3 Field Information Picture/Felipe Dana) Felipe Dana/G3 Field Information

All crew members survive Navy helicopter crash in desert close to Arizona-California border

Misty Severi

June 09, 11:54 PM June 10, 12:15 AM

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A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed into the desert close to the California-Arizona border Thursday, sooner or later after 5 Marines had been killed in a airplane crash within the California desert, in line with the navy.

All 4 of the aircrew members on board the MH-60S Seahawk helicopter survived the crash on Thursday, and one was transported to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening damage, mentioned Cmdr. Zach Harrell, a spokesman for Naval Air Forces.


“I can affirm {that a} U.S. Navy helicopter crashed at this time on a U.S. Navy coaching vary close to El Centro, Calif. in line with our preliminary studies, all 4 of the air crew on board survived the crash,” his assertion mentioned.

The helicopter, which flew out of the Naval Air Station North Island, crashed in California’s Imperial Valley, about 35 miles north of Yuma, Arizona. Federal fireplace and different first responders arrived on the scene.

The crash is the third one in California in lower than every week. The crash on Wednesday that additionally occurred in California’s Imperial Valley resulted within the loss of life of all 5 crew members. A pilot, Lt. Richard Bullock, died in a unique crash throughout a routine coaching train in California’s Mojave Desert, close to Trona, California, on Friday.

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No names of the survivors of Thursday’s crash have been launched as of press time.

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