U.S. Navy helicopter crashes on U.S. aircraft carrier

A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed Friday on the flight deck of a nuclear aircraft carrier while it was carrying out routine operations in the Philippine Sea, according to the U.S. 7th Fleet. The MH-60 Seahawk crashed back onto the USS Ronald Reagan, which is based at the Japanese port city of Yokosuka, shortly after it had taken off at around 9 a.m. (File photo of USS Ronald Reagan in May 2018) Multiple personnel were injured, but all are in "stable condition," the fleet said in a statement, adding that the cause is under investigation. "The Ronald Reagan remains fully mission capable and has resumed flight operations," it added. Read also... Japan amphibious unit, U.S. Marines conduct drills on remote islands Window falls from U.S. military chopper near Tokyo Women taking on more frontline roles in Japan's Self-Defense Forces  

Oct 19, 2018 | KYODO NEWS