US Navy helicopter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan flight deck, sailors hurt

US Navy helicopter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan flight deck, sailors hurt

US Navy helicopter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan flight deck, sailors hurt

Source: Fox News

A U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff on Friday while conducting routine operations in the Philippine Sea, the Navy’s 7th Fleet said. It was not immediately clear how many sailors were injured, but they were in stable condition.

US Navy helicopter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan flight deck, sailors hurt

A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea early Friday, injuring several sailors.

The Ronald Reagan Strike Group was performing routine operations off the Philippine coast around 9 a.m. when the helicopter crashed.

“All injured personnel are in stable condition under evaluation by Ronald Reagan medical staff,” the Navy said in the statement obtained by Fox News. “While some personnel will be medically evacuated ashore, none of the injuries is life-threatening.”

Details on whether the helicopter or aircraft carrier sustained damage were not provided.

The Navy’s statement said that the ship remains fully mission capable and has resumed flight maneuvers.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

Last year, two warships from 7th fleet were involved in separate collisions at sea killing 17 American sailors.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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