Five People Are Missing When US Navy Helicopter Crashed Off The Coast Of San Diego

US Navy helicopter crashed off the coast of San Diego on Tuesday afternoon.

The Navy’s 3rd Fleet stated in a statement that “an MH-60S helicopter embarked onboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) crashed into the sea while performing regular flight operations about 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego at 4:30 p.m. PST on Aug. 31.”

According to a spokeswoman for the United States Coast Guard, preliminary information suggests that one person has been rescued and five others are still missing. The Navy has announced that one crew member has been recovered and that search effort for the remaining crew members is ongoing.

The Coast Guard and Navy were conducting marine and air search and rescue efforts.

Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt took charge of Abraham Lincoln just 12 days before the catastrophe.

Abraham Lincoln is based in San Diego, according to a Navy, a statement released Tuesday night.

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