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Seahawk helicopter crashed on the USS Ronald Reagan’s flight deck

Several people were injured Friday 19 October 2018, when a US Navy MH-60 Seahawk crashed on the USS Ronald Reagan’s flight deck in the Philippine Sea, according to the  Scramble Magazine.

The helicopter crashed upon takeoff on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan. Several crew members were injured.

“All injured personnel are in stable condition under evaluation by Ronald Reagan medical staff,” the service said in the statement. “While some personnel will be medically evacuated ashore, none of the injuries is life-threatening.”


The cause of the mishap, which happened shortly after takeoff at about 9 a.m. Friday, is under investigation, a Navy statement said.

The nation’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier was conducting “routine operations” in the Philippine Sea with its strike group when the incident occurred, the statement said.

Last week, it visited South Korea’s Jeju Island to participate in the country’s International Fleet Review events, according to the ship’s official Facebook page.

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