5 missing after a US Navy helicopter crashed off San Diego

a group of clouds in the sky: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter. Not the one that crashed. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elesia K. Patten/US Navy

A US Navy helicopter crashed into the sea off San Diego, and five crew members are missing.

The US 3rd Fleet said in a statement that one crew member was rescued after Tuesday’s crash, and that “search efforts continue for five additional crewmembers.”

It said that the MH-60S helicopter, which was embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, crashed into the Pacific Ocean while conducting “routine flight operations” around 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego at 4:30 p.m. local time.

The search effort involves the Coast Guard and the Navy, the fleet said.

This is a developing story…….

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