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Jan-17-2008 06:38printcomments

Navy Helicopter Crashes in Texas; 3 Killed

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

MH-53E Sea Dragon
A U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon attached to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 crashed in a field approximately four miles south of Corpus Christi, Texas on Wednesday.
Photo: US Navy

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) - A U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon attached to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 crashed in a field approximately four miles south of Corpus Christi, Texas on Wednesday.

A Navy spokesman says three crew members onboard were killed, and another was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The helicopter went down near County Road 20 and County Road 2444 around 8:15 PM.

At the time of the crash, the helo was conducting routine training operations. Witnesses reported hearing a loud explosion just before the crash.

The names of those killed and injured in the crash have not yet been released.

Salem-News.com will have more on this story as soon as it becomes available.




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