Crew safe following helicopter accident |

Crew safe following helicopter accident

Staff Report
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). A helicopter similar to this one crashed in Dixie Valley on Tuesday.
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An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 based at Naval Air Station North Island rolled on its side while landing during a routine training mission near Naval Air Station Fallon on Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m.

All five crew members aboard — two pilots and three enlisted aircrew — are accounted for and safe with no significant injuries. All five crew members were transported to Naval Air Station Fallon medical facilities for evaluation.

According to a Navy spokesman, the helicopter accident occurred 40 miles from Fallon in central Dixie Valley. Upon landing, the Navy said the helicopter rolled.

The helicopter was participating in training as part of a pre-deployment exercise. HSC 6 is assigned to Carrier Air Wing 11, which is out of NAS Lemoore.

A safety investigation will be convened to determine the cause of the mishap.