Navy helicopter crashes in river

Navy helicopter crashes in river
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  • The latest in a string of accidents
  • All crew were rescued, non-life threatening injuries

(CNN)An MH-60S helicopter crashed in the James River in Virginia during a training mission Tuesday but all crew members were rescued, the Navy said.

The three crew members were taken to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth with non-life threatening injuries, the Navy said in a press release, while adding that the helicopter was based at Norfolk Navy Station Chambers Field.
    The Navy announced an investigation to look into Tuesday's incident in Virginia to determine its cause.
    The incident follows several recent crashes involving military aircraft during training exercises.
    Earlier this month, an F-16 Thunderbird involved in a flyover of the Air Force Academy commencement ceremony attended by President Barack Obama crashed not far from the scene soon after the pilot safely ejected.
    A pilot with the famed Navy Blue Angels was killed on the same day when his jet crashed during a training exercise in Tennessee for an upcoming show.