Search and rescue mission underway after US Navy helicopter crashes off San Diego coast

It is unclear how many people were on board the aircraft. According to the Navy, an MH-60S Seahawk chopper typically operates with a crew of four.

“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 Navy’s 3rd Fleet said in the statement.

Multiple Coast Guard and Navy assets are being utilized in current search operations, the Navy said.


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