Crew rescued after Navy helicopter crash in Guam waters

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 27, 2017

The mishap occurred around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Pacific time (2:45 a.m. local time on Thursday), when the MH-60R Sea Hawk was conducting routine flight operations.

Squadron 78 is embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey, which departed San Diego for the Western Pacific on March 31.

The crew was being assessed by medical staff on the USS Dewey, but there were no apparent injuries, according to the Navy statement.

The incident is now under investigation, the Navy release states. The crew belonged to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78, the Blue Hawks.

HSM 78, which is now embarked aboard the USS Dewey, along with the USS Sterett and HSM 49, are deployed as part of the Sterett-Dewey Surface Action Group, which left San Diego March 31 for the Western Pacific.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) - The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) returns to its homeport of San Diego.

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