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News | Aug. 31, 2021

UPDATE: U.S. Navy Helicopter Crashes Off the Coast of San Diego

By Chief Petty Officer Alma Paschall, Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs

An MH-60S helicopter embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) crashed into the sea while conducting routine flight operations approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego at 4:30 p.m. PST, Aug. 31.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing with multiple Coast Guard and Navy air and surface assets.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.