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Navy Helicopter Crashes Near Austin, Nevada

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Story Number: NNS070508-05
Release Date: 5/8/2007 8:55:00 AM


From Naval Air Station Fallon Public Affairs

AUSTIN, Nev. (NNS) -- All five crew members of a Navy SH-60F helicopter were killed May 7, in a crash approximately 10 miles west of Austin, Nev.

The crash site was initially located by military aircraft at 9:40 p.m. PDT, 15 minutes after the helicopter crashed. A Navy UH-1N search and rescue helicopter, dispatched from NAS Fallon, arrived at the scene at approximately 10:15 p.m.

The helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) based in Jacksonville, Fla., was conducting a routine training mission from NAS Fallon. The squadron, part of Carrier Air Wing 3 which deploys on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), began a month-long training detachment at NAS Fallon on April 30.

The names of the aircrew are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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