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2 hurt in helicopter accident at NAS Whiting Field

A TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopter taxis down the flight line preparing for a routine training flight at Naval Air Station Whiting Field.

Two people were injured in a TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopter mishap at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Florida, the Navy said in a news release Thursday afternoon.

Both the student pilot and teacher were released from a hospital near Pace, Florida, after being evaluated for minor injuries.

Details of the mishap were not disclosed. NavyTimes.com reported that the Sea Ranger went down after colliding with trees.

The incident is currently under investigation, the Navy said.

This is the second Navy aviation mishap in two days. A day earlier, a F/A-18E Super Hornet was making its approach to the USS Carl Vinson off the Southern California coast around 10 p.m. when it went down. The pilot safely ejected.

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