Three crew members were rescued after the MH-53-E Sea Dragon transport helicopter went down about 11 a.m., the Navy said in a statement. The sailors were plucked from the sea by rescue crews about 20 miles off the coast and taken to
The surviving crew members' conditions were not initially released. The Navy statement said they were being evaluated. [Updated, 4:38 p.m.: The Navy said later that a second crew member had died. The first paragraph of this item has been updated to say two killed instead of one.]
The identity of the victims were being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Helicopter crews from the Navy and the
The incident came a day after four crew members were killed when a