EL CENTRO, Calif., (KLAS) — Emergency responders from Naval Air Facility El Centro and the Imperial County, CA sheriff’s department are on the scene of another military aircraft crash north of Yuma along the California-Arizona border.
Cmdr. Zach Harrell of Naval Air Forces confirms at approximately 6 p.m., an MH-60S Seahawk crashed near El Centro, Calif. while conducting a routine training flight from Naval Air Facility El Centro.
All four of the air crew on board survived the crash and have been safely recovered. One of the aircrew has suffered non-life threatening injuries and has been transported to a local hospital.
The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3, based at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
This comes just over a day after a Marine MV-22B Osprey crashed west of Yuma killing all five Marines onboard. The crash Wednesday happened during a training mission in Glamis, east of San Diego County.
The cause of both crashes is under investigation.