US Navy helicopter crash

Author: Associated Press
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MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) – The U.S. Navy says one of its helicopters crash-landed during training at Camp Buehring in Kuwait and that the six-member crew survived, with some sustaining minor injuries.

Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, the spokesman for the Navy’s 5th Fleet, says three crew members had to be treated for minor injuries at a nearby medical facility but were subsequently released.

Stephens told The Associated Press from Bahrain, the base of the 5th Fleet, that the Navy’s MH-60S rolled over after a hard landing during the exercise on Sunday evening. Stephens says the helicopter was substantially damaged.

The Navy says there was no hostile activity involved in the crash.

The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26, also known as Desert Hawks. The 5th Fleet regularly conducts training at Camp Buehring.


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