Navy Declares 5 Missing Sailors Dead After Helicopter Crash

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September 4, 2021 astatine 10:59 am

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy has declared 5 missing sailors dormant astir a week aft a chopper crashed successful the water disconnected San Diego.

The Navy has shifted the hunt for them to a betterment cognition connected Saturday.

The determination follows much than 72 hours of coordinated rescue efforts and astir 3 twelve hunt and rescue flights to look for the sailors. An probe into what caused Tuesday’s clang astir 70 miles disconnected San Diego is ongoing.

Also injured were 5 different sailors who were connected committee the USS Abraham Lincoln craft bearer wherever the MH-60S chopper was operating connected the platform earlier the crash.

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