BREAKING | NAVY SH-60 Crashed Into James River While A Local Fishing Vessel
Details Are Unfolding As Of Now.
Today, June 14th, 2016, a Navy MH-60 Seahawk assigned to the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two (HSC-2) crashed into the James River, Virginia. The crew was conducting routine exercises when something went horribly wrong.
A local fishermen told the news he saw the helicopter really low to the water surface when all of the sudden the tail hit a beacon. It broke appart and then hit the water, the blades breaking off and scattering everywhere.
“I don’t know what exactly happened, and the tail hit the top of the beacon and that’s when the tail broke off..”-Eyewitness
Locals called for help and the police and fire departments were dispatched, but the crew of 3 was saved by good samaritans. A fishing vessel out to sea saw the crash and quickly responded. They hauled the injured crew aboard their ship, then waited for the emergency crews to arrive.
The airmen were quickly transferred to the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth. They’re being treated, but Navy officials disclosed that their injuries are non-life threatening.
This marks the fifth military aircraft lost this month.