SAN DIEGO >> A U.S. Navy chopper crashed Tuesday successful the water disconnected Southern California during a regular formation from an craft carrier, subject officials said.
A hunt and rescue cognition was launched aft the MH-60S chopper crashed astir 4:30 p.m. astir 60 nautical miles disconnected San Diego, the Navy’s U.S. Pacific Fleet said connected Twitter.
The clang happened portion the craft was “conducting regular formation operations,” according to the Navy. It had been aboard the San Diego-based USS Abraham Lincoln.
“Search and rescue operations are ongoing with aggregate Coast Guard and Navy aerial and aboveground assets,” the tweet said.
One unit subordinate was rescued, the Pacific Fleet said conscionable earlier 10 p.m.
The MH-60S is simply a versatile craft that typically carries a unit of 4 and is utilized successful missions including combat support, humanitarian catastrophe alleviation and hunt and rescue.