Helicopter crashes on board aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan

Helicopter crashes on board aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan US Navy file photo

A US Navy MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) shortly after takeoff at approximately 09:00 local time on Friday, October 19.

The cause of the mishap is under investigation

All injured personnel are in stable condition under evaluation by Ronald Reagan’s medical staff. While some personnel will be medically evacuated ashore, none of the injuries is life-threatening.

At the time of the mishap, the Ronald Reagan Strike Group was conducting routine operations in the Philippine Sea.

The carrier remains fully mission capable and has resumed flight operations.

Last modified onTuesday, 23 October 2018 15:50

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