The US Navy on Saturday declared the deaths of five crew members missing since a helicopter crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Monday.
While performing a “routine flight”, a US Navy helicopter crashed on Monday, August 31 in the Pacific Ocean. The aircraft was flying a little over a hundred kilometers off the coast of San Diego at the time of the accident. The US Navy on Saturday declared the deaths of five crew members missing since the crash.
“The Navy declares the deaths of the five crew members missing in the crash of the MH-60 helicopter,” according to a statement. A sixth crew member had been saved . “An investigation is underway” into the accident, the US Navy said. Admiral Mike Gilday, who commands naval operations, said he was “deeply saddened” in a statement.
The five crew members had been missing for several days . In a message from the representative of the Navy posted on Twitter Wednesday evening September 1, it was stated that ” multiple air and maritime assets were deployed by the Coast Guard and the Navy and that the rescued sailor is in stable condition”.