Navy Helicopter Crash Lands on Coronado

Injuries range from broken bones to scrapes NBC News reports

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    Four people were hospitalized after a U.S. Navy helicopter made a crash landing at a San Diego area military base. NBC 7's Marianne Kushi reports.

    Four people were hospitalized after a U.S. Navy helicopter made a crash landing at a San Diego area military base.

    The incident occurred around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado.

    According to officials, the helicopter was operated by four aircrew personnel assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron-75, also known as the Wolfpack.

    Two of the injured were transported to UCSD Medical Center. Another two people were taken to Scripps Mercy hospital.

    4 Injured in Navy Chopper Crash Landing

    [DGO] 4 Injured in Navy Chopper Crash Landing
    Four people were hospitalized after a U.S. Navy helicopter made a crash landing at a San Diego area military base. NBC 7's Marianne Kushi reports.

    Their injuries range from broken bones to scrapes according to NBC News.

    The commanding officer of HSM-75 told Navy officials Thursday that his aircrew are doing well.

    The helicopter, a Navy MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopter, crashed during a routine training.

    The Seahawk is the Navy's primary anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopter. It has several secondary missions that range from search and rescue, to relaying communications.

    Seahawks are typically operated by two pilots, a sensor operator, and depending on the mission - an additional sensor operator or a rescue swimmer.

    Last night's crash is being called a "Class A Mishap" by the Navy - this is the most serious type of mishap. And a crash is designated as "Class A" when there is damage in excess of $2 million or loss of life.

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