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Navy Helicopter Crash Leaves One Dead

A search is ongoing for a missing crew member.

A search for a missing crew member is ongoing.(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

One servicemember died Wednesday after a Navy helicopter crashed off the coast of Norfolk, Va., with one person still missing.

The Navy confirmed Wednesday afternoon that a MH-53E helicopter crash Wednesday morning left one person dead. The service member, whose identity won't be released until 24 hours after their family has been notified, was one of four rescued earlier in the day. The condition of the three other members, who are being treated at a hospital, is unknown.

The helicopter was performing a "routine training operation" at the time of the crash, the cause of which is currently known, the Navy said in a statement.

 

The crash comes a day after an Air Force helicopter crashed in a nature reserve near the coast in Norfolk County in England. That crash killed four servicemembers, and is still being investigated.

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