Helicopter crashes onto MSC cargo ship
Incident occurred during training exercise.
Seven Injured After U.S. Army Helicopter Crashes on Deck of MSC Cargo Ship – PHOTOS and VIDEO
by Mike Schuler
Seven people were injured Wednesday when a U.S. Army helicopter crashed on the deck of a Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship during a training exercise off Okinawa, Japan.
According to U.S. Forces Japan, the U.S. Army H-60 helicopter made a “hard deck landing” aboard the USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) at 1:46 p.m. local time Wednesday while the ship was underway approximately 20 miles east of Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost island. The helicopter was conducting a local training mission when the incident occurred.
Reports say there were 17 people on board the helicopter.
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