A U.S. Navy aircrew has been rescued after their MH-60S helicopter went down into the Philippine Sea on Saturday.
- According to a U.S. 7th Fleet press release, all five crew members are in stable condition.
- Three have been transported to Naval Hospital Okinawa by a Japanese helicopter, and two were returned to USS Blue Ridge by a U.S. Navy helicopter.
- The MH-60, assigned to the USS Blue Ridge, “went down while conducting routine operations” around 5 p.m. on Saturday.
- “Three aircrew were recovered by a Japan Air Self-Defense Force UH-60 search and rescue helicopter,” the release explained. “And the other two were recovered by a USS Blue Ridge MH-60S helicopter.”