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Helicopter Crashes at Naval Air Station Sigonella

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS050217-01
Release Date: 2/17/2005 9:07:00 AM

From U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

GAETA, Italy (NNS) -- Four crew members were injured when an MH-53E helicopter from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HC) 4, based at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, crashed on base Feb. 16 at approximately 4:20 p.m. (3:20 GMT).

The four injured air crew have been transported to the Navy hospital at NAS Sigonella for evaluation and treatment. All are in stable condition.

The HC-4 aircraft was on a routine training mission from NAS Sigonella prior to crashing on the runway.

U.S. Navy and Italian officials are investigating the cause of the accident.

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