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May-08-2007 07:39printcomments

Five Killed in Navy Helicopter Crash in Nevada

The helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 7 based in Jacksonville, Fla., was conducting a routine training mission from NAS Fallon.

Navy SH-60F photo
Navy SH-60F Seahawk helicopters
Photo: US Navy

(AUSTIN, Nev.) - All five crew members of a Navy SH-60F Seahawk helicopter died Monday in a crash about 10 miles west of Austin, Nev.

Officials are investigating the cause of the accident.

Press reports indicate the helicopter may have hit power lines in the area.

Military aircraft initially located the crash site at 9:40 PM local time, 15 minutes after the helicopter crashed.

A Navy UH-1N Huey search-and-rescue helicopter dispatched from Naval Air Station Fallon arrived at the scene at about 10:15 PM.

The helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 7 based in Jacksonville, Fla., was conducting a routine training mission from NAS Fallon.

The squadron, part of Carrier Air Wing 3, which deploys on USS Harry S. Truman, began a month-long training detachment at NAS Fallon on April 30th.

The names of the aircrew are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.




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