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Update: Navy officials confirm no fuel leakage from helicopter in San Diego Bay

Posted at 8:57 PM, Jan 11, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-12 21:37:35-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed in San Diego Bay Thursday evening, but Navy officials confirmed all six crew members on board survived the incident.

According to Navy officials, a MH-60R helicopter from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 41 was on a training flight when it entered the water near Naval Amphibious Base Coronado at around 6:40 p.m.

HSM-41 is a Fleet Replacement Squadron that trains new Naval Aviators to fly and fight the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, per Navy officials.

"Due to the nature of the training, a safety boat was on location and, with the assistance of Federal Fire, all six crew members survived and were promptly moved ashore," a release from a Navy official said.

Navy Public Affairs Officer Cmdr. Beth Teach said on Friday none of the six crew members were in critical condition or suffered any life-threatening injuries.

Teach confirmed the helicopter was still in the water as of Friday morning and an effort was in place to keep the area secure.

The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed they are assisting in the Navy's investigation.