US navy helicopter crashes off Southern California coast

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A US Navy helicopter has crashed off the coast of San Diego, California, while conducting routine flight operations, officials said on Tuesday.

“An MH-60S helicopter embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) crashed into the sea while conducting routine flight operations approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego at 4.30 p.m. PDT, Aug 31,” the US Pacific Fleet said in a tweet.

Currently, one crew member has been rescued and while for the other crew members, the search efforts continue with multiple Coast Guard and Navy air and surface assets.

Abraham Lincoln is homeported in San Diego.

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