US Navy helicopter crashes in James River, Virginia

A U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter crashed in the morning of June 14 in the James River in Virginia during a routine training mission.

According to the navy, the three crew members aboard were rescued and transported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

Their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 2, the helicopter Fleet Replacement Squadron based at Norfolk Naval Station Chambers Field.

The Navy said that a mishap investigation board would be convened to determine the cause.

This helicopter accident took place just a week after two U.S. aircraft crashed in two separate instances with one being fatal for the pilot.

Namely, a U.S. Navy Blue Angel pilot died from injuries following a plane crash at the Smyrna, Tennessee airport, June 2. The Blue Angels were training for an upcoming performance.

In another incident on the same day, a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 crashed at the annual Air Force graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, attended by President Barack Obama.

The Air Force pilot walked away from the accident unharmed as he managed to eject before the aircraft hit the ground.

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