Military Aircraft Crashes Near California-Arizona Border


YUMA, Ariz. — Police and other first responders were the scene of yet another military aircraft crash near the California-Arizona border Thursday evening.

“We have received reports that a military aircraft has crashed about 35 miles north of Yuma, AZ,” Naval Air Facility El Centro wrote on their Facebook page. “Federal Fire and other local first responders including Reach are headed to the scene. We have no other information at this time. As we are able to confirm information we will release it here. Please be patient as we work through this incident.”

The U.S. Navy later clarified: This evening at approximately 6 p.m., an MH-60S Seahawk crashed near El Centro, Calif. while conducting a routine training flight from Naval Air Facility El Centro. All four of the air crew on board survived the crash and have been safely recovered. One of the aircrew has suffered non-life threatening injuries and has been transported to a local hospital. The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3, based at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
The news of the crash comes just one day after a military plane crashed in near the same area, killing 5 people. The cause of both crashes are under investigation.


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