Two killed, one missing in US Navy chopper crash
AFPWASHINGTON -- A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday, leaving two crew members dead and another missing, officials said.
January 10, 2014, 12:17 am TWN
Two more members of the crew were rescued and taken to a hospital near the crash in the Virginia Capes. One was listed in serious condition, while the other has now been upgraded to fair condition.
The search for a fifth crew member is “continuing,” Naval Air Forces Atlantic said in a statement.
The U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon went down off the coast of Norfolk around 11:30 a.m. (1630 GMT) during routine training, according to officials.
The crew, part of the Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14) based at Norfolk Naval Station Chambers Field, were flying on a routine mine countermeasure training exercise when the accident took place.