12 injured when Navy helicopter crashes aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Twelve people were injured Friday when a Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashed on the USS Ronald Reagan’s flight deck in the Philippine Sea, according to Task Force 70 spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Matt Knight.

The cause of the mishap, which happened during an emergency landing shortly after takeoff at about 9 a.m. Friday, is under investigation, a Navy statement said.

“All injured personnel are in stable condition under evaluation by Ronald Reagan medical staff,” it added.

Knight said there were four air crewmembers on board the helicopter when the crash happened.

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