A US Navy helicopter crashed on an aircraft carrier during routine operations in the Philippine Sea on Friday.

The MH-60 Seahawk crashed on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) shortly after takeoff, according to a statement from the US Navy’s 7th Fleet.

Crew members were injured, but none were in life-threatening condition, the statement said, adding that some personnel would be medically evacuated. No further details were given.

The accident is under investigation.

Last year, there were several mishaps involving the US 7th Fleet in Asian waters, including three that resulted in fatalities.


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