July 19, 2012

MH-53 helicopter suffers aviation mishap, crashes

Official U.S. Navy file photo of an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce.

An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 15 crashed 58 miles southwest of Muscat, Oman, July 19 while conducting heavy lift support operations.

The crash was not due to any sort of hostile activity and the status of the five crewmembers is still being determined.

Another MH-53E assigned to HM-15 is on scene, providing search and rescue assistance.

The incident is under investigation.

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