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US Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crashed in Virginia


An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from the US Navy crashed in the United States. According to the press service fleet, the car crashed while trying to make an emergency landing.

US Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter made an emergency landing in Isle of Wight County, Virginia on Wednesday, January 12 at approximately 11:31 am local time. time. The reason for the emergency landing was not reported; upon landing, the helicopter touched nearby trees and, by inertia, crashed into a forest belt.

There were three crew members on board. According to the headquarters of the Navy, the pilot and navigator who were in the cockpit were not injured, the third crew member, who was behind, escaped with minor injuries, but was taken to a nearby hospital for examination. Police and representatives of the US Navy worked at the scene of the incident.

The helicopter received significant damage, the question of its further fate will be decided by the command of the Norfolk naval base, to which it was assigned. According to reports, the vehicle was part of the 26th Naval Combat Helicopter Squadron (HSC).

Note that the last accident with the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter in the US Navy occurred at the end of August 2021 off the coast of San Diego. A helicopter belonging to the 8th Naval Attack Helicopter Squadron, based at the North Island Naval Base in California, which was carrying out operations on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, for an unknown reason fell into the water, resulting in the death of five crew members.

The MH-60S Knighthawk is a modification of the SH-60 Seahawk and has been used by the US Navy since 2002. Today, the US Navy has about 500 of these rotorcraft.

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  1. Gato
    Gato 13 January 2022 15: 27
    touched nearby trees

    Really birch trees?
  2. Gato
    Gato 13 January 2022 15: 28
    touched nearby trees

    Really birch trees?
    1. Sling of David
      Sling of David 13 January 2022 20: 35
      The main thing is that people are alive and whole
  3. alex neym_2
    alex neym_2 13 January 2022 15: 30
    Technique is technique, especially flight technique, of increased danger. It's good that they survived.
    APASUS 13 January 2022 15: 41
    The helicopter received significant damage, the question of its further fate will be decided by the command of the naval base

    It is interesting what to decide there. As a rule, such machines are immediately written off. I saw how the landing gear on the Mi-2 broke down. There even the gearbox fell out.
  5. Emergency
    Emergency 13 January 2022 15: 48
    Well, to hell with them.
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 13 January 2022 15: 53
    Who was drunk in the cockpit? Birches just don't grow in front of your nose.
  7. Servisinzhener
    Servisinzhener 14 January 2022 15: 39
    As always, the switchmen will be blamed. And the big ranks in high offices again will be nothing to do with. We still won't know the truth.