Accident Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk , 31 Aug 2021
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Time:16:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk
Owner/operator:US Navy (USN), HSC8
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:USS Abraham Lincoln, Pacific Ocean, 60nm off San Diego, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
Destination airport:USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A US Navy MH-60S helicopter crashed into the ocean alongside USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) off San Diego during a routine training flight. The MH-60S was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 embarked on USS Abraham Lincoln and was “operating on deck before crashing into the sea,” according to US Third Fleet.

One helicopter crew member was rescued. On 4 Sep. the five missing crew were declared dead after cessation of search and rescue. Five more sailors aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln were injured in the incident. Two were transported ashore for treatment and were in stable condition. The other three were treated for “minimal injuries” and remained aboard.


Revision history:

01-Sep-2021 05:21 gerard57 Added
01-Sep-2021 06:02 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Sep-2021 07:49 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2021 07:54 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
01-Sep-2021 07:54 Aerossurance Updated [[Source]]
01-Sep-2021 12:02 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
01-Sep-2021 18:32 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities]
01-Sep-2021 19:55 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2021 20:04 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
16-Sep-2021 11:57 aaronwk Updated [Narrative]

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