Navy helo down in James River, crew safe

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NORFOLK–A U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter crashed this morning in the James River while on a routine training mission. The three crew members aboard were rescued and transported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

Their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 2, the helicopter Fleet Replacement Squadron based at Norfolk Naval Station Chambers Field.

A mishap investigation board will be convened to determine the cause.