Posted: September 22, 2013 Filed under: Breaking News, War Room | Tags: Africa, Arabian Peninsula, CNN, Navy, Red Sea, Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk, United States Navy, USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
The SH-60B Seahawk. The MH-60S has the Seahawk’s automatic rotor blade folding system and rapid folding tail pylon for shipborne operations. Source – naval-technology.com
(CNN) — Three crew members aboard a U.S. Navy helicopter that crashed in the Red Sea on Sunday were found alive and in stable condition, the Navy said. Two others remained missing.
The MH-60S Knighthawk was operating with the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence when it went down in the central Red Sea, which lies between Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Search efforts are under way for the two remaining crew members.
The cause of the crash is under investigation; however, the Navy said it “was not due to any sort of hostile activity.”