US Navy helicopter crashes into James River, crew rescued

The United States Navy said Tuesday that one of its helicopters crashed into the James River in Virginia. All crew members were rescued from the crash scene.

According to a press release from the Navy, an MH-60S helicopter crashed Tuesday morning into the James River while on a routine training mission. Three crew members who were aboard the helicopter were rescued and transported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

The crew members’ injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, the release said.

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 assembled to find the cause of the crash.