United States: Navy helicopter crash in the Pacific

DThe search was launched after a US Navy helicopter crashed in the Pacific Ocean off California, the US military said on Tuesday.

The aircraft on board the USS Abraham Lincoln was on a “routine flight” just over a hundred meters off the coast of San Diego when the accident occurred Monday at 4:30 p.m. (11 p.m. 30 GMT), the US Navy Pacific Command said in a Twitter post.

Multiple air and sea assets deployed

“Search and rescue operations are underway with multiple air and sea assets deployed by the Coast Guard and the Navy,” the message said.

It was not specified how many people were in the helicopter.

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