4 rescued from Navy helicopter off Virginia coast

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(CNN) — Four people were rescued after a U.S. Navy helicopter went down off the Virginia coast, the Navy said Wednesday.

The remaining crew member was being sought, it said in a tweet.

The helicopter is an MH-53E, the Navy said on Twitter. It initially misidentified the craft as a CH-53E.

The Navy tweeted that the craft went down off the coast of Norfolk.

The MH-53E Sea Dragon carries no weapons. It has two pilots and a crew of one to six airmen, depending on its mission, according to the Navy.

There are 31 of the aircraft in operation, it said.

1 Comment

  • ByeByeToTheRite

    Wow, this has been a bad week for “military casualties”. Of course, as usual, more service people died or were hurt just in dumb accidents outside of combat zones than actually died in, say, actual combat. In fact, I have a strategy for our enemies (if there really are any): Just sit back, let our military do their exercises, and soon, they’ll defeat themselves!

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