Crew rescued after Navy helicopter crash in Guam waters
By TYLER HLAVAC | STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 26, 2017
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – A pilot and two crewmembers were rescued after a Navy helicopter crashed Thursday in waters off Guam.
The MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78, was conducting routine flight operations when it crashed due to unknown causes, according to a Navy statement Thursday.
Squadron 78 is embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey, which departed San Diego for the Western Pacific on March 31.
The Navy is investigating the accident and a medical team aboard Dewey is assessing the crew, though none appeared to be injured, the statement said.