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Mechanical failure caused deadly Navy helicopter crash

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The MH-60S Seahawk helicopter crashed as it attempted to land on the USS Abraham Lincoln last August. The crash was caused by failure of a damper hose, resulting in total loss of the main rotor damping. The San Diego-based carrier was operating about 60 nautical miles off the coast at the time.
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Mechanical Failure Caused Deadly Helicopter Crash That Killed 5, Including Maryland Woman

BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — A Navy helicopter crash off Southern California that killed five crewmembers last year was caused by mechanical failure, not pilot error, the military announced Tuesday.Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F. Burns of Severna Park was among those killed in the crash. She was 31-years-old.A command investigation completed on April 18 found that a damper hose failed on the MH-60S Seahawk during flight, probably because of unsuspe…

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USA Today

Mechanical failure caused Navy helicopter crash that killed 5 crew off San Diego coast, Navy says

The Navy says a helicopter crash that killed 5 crewmembers off the coast of California last year was caused by mechanical failure, not pilot error.

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abc News

Mechanical failure caused deadly Navy helicopter crash

The Navy says a helicopter crash that killed five crewmembers off the Southern California coast last year was caused by mechanical failure, not pilot error

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Mechanical failure caused deadly Navy helicopter crash

A Navy helicopter crash off Southern California that killed five crewmembers last year was caused by mechanical failure, not pilot error, the military announced Tuesday. A command investigation completed on April 18 found that a damper hose failed on the MH-60S Seahawk during flight, probably because of unsuspected damage that occurred during maintenance, the Navy said.

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CBS News

Navy reveals cause of helicopter crash off California coast that that killed five crewmembers

One crewmember was rescued and five were declared dead after the helicopter fell into the sea and sank about 70 miles off San Diego.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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Washington Examiner

Navy helicopter crash that killed five caused by mechanical failure

Navy investigators concluded that the Aug. 31 helicopter crash that resulted in the death of five sailors was caused by a mechanical error.

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