SAN DIEGO, C.A. (WCBD) – The United States Navy on Tuesday confirmed that a search and rescue operation is underway after a Navy helicopter crashed Tuesday afternoon “during routine flight operations.”
According to a press release, “an MH-605 helicopter embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln crashed into the sea… approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego.”
The crash happened at about 4:30 p.m. PST.
Multiple Coast Guard and Navy air and surface assets are assisting with the search.
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