Missing Sailors – Search is on-going for five sailors who are missing from aNavy helicopter aircraft crash.
Nebraska, U.S – A Navy helicopter crashed off the coast of California on Monday, 30th of August 2021. Five sailors has been declared missing from the crash.
According to information gathered from multiple sources, one of the sailors has been found safe and the other five are still missing. The missing sailors identities has not been given.
The aircraft was confirmed as MH-60S operating from aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
The statement from the U.S. 3rd Fleet reads ” The helicopters crashed into the sea while conducting routine flight operations approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego at 4:30 p.m. PST, Aug. 31, Search and rescue operations are ongoing with multiple Coast Guard and Navy air and surface assets.”
The search and rescue teams are said to be in action trying to find the missing sailors.
The families of the missing sailors have been notified and they are praying their loved ones are found.
‘The Abraham Lincoln completed a record-breaking deployment last year and has started the basic phase of the deployment cycle after completing a six-month repair period in April.’
The sailors were said to have crashed into the sea while they were conducting routine flight operations ‘approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego at 4:30p.m’.
Missing Sailors description:
The identity or description of the sailors has not been given we only know they were six but one has been found and five remains missing at the time of this report.
This post will be updated as soon there is more information on the missing sailors.
Social media reaction to missing sailors:
5 Sailors Missing After Navy Helicopter Crashes off California – USNI Newspic.twitter.com/xA1BV6HLcl
— U.S. Naval Institute (@NavalInstitute) September 1, 2021
Search & rescue operations underway for missing @USNavy sailors aboard @CVN_72, led by Milwaukee native Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt. @USNavy confirms a helicopter crashed while doing routine flight operations. We spent time on board @CVN_72 in ‘18 observing similar drills. pic.twitter.com/DpI2nLP5F4
— Suzanne Spencer (@suzspencertv) September 1, 2021
Prayers for successful search and recovery process and for the safety of all those involved.
— milton lamar (@LamarMilton) September 1, 2021