Navy Helicopter Crashes Into Red Sea; Two Missing, Three Rescued

Monday, 23 Sep 2013 10:00 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A Navy helicopter crashed into the Red Sea on Sunday, and search efforts are underway to locate two missing crewmembers that were aboard, a statement from the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said.

The three other MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crewmembers were "accounted for and stable," the Navy said.

Urgent: Should Obamacare be Repealed? Vote Here Now

The aircraft reportedly went down in the central part of the Red Sea between Africa and Asia, according to San Diego's local CBS affiliate.

It's not yet clear what caused the crash, but an investigation is continuing.

"The crash was not due to any sort of hostile activity," the Navy's statement said.

The Knighthawk helicopter, which is based at the North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, Calif., was operating from the San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer William Lawrence, part of the Nimitz group, the Los Angeles Times reported. 

Urgent: Will Obamacare Hurt Your Wallet? Vote Here Now

Related stories:

Portraits of Navy SEALS Killed in Helicopter Crash

Helicopter Crash in Pennsylvania Kills 5, Including Child

Chaffetz: Congress to Probe Afghan Helicopter Crash That Killed 22 Navy SEALS

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved