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Aircrew survives U.S. Navy helicopter crash near El Centro Navy training range

All four aircrew members aboard survived the crash, according to the Naval Air Facility El Centro.

SAN DIEGO — On Thursday, the Naval Air Facility in El Centro reported that a military aircraft had crashed about 35 miles north of Yuma, Arizona. 

According to the Naval Air Station North Island, at 6 p.m., an MH-60S Seahawk crashed near El Centro, CA while conducting a routine training flight from Naval Air Facility El Centro.

All four of the aircrew members on board survived the crash and have been safely recovered. 

However, one of the aircrew members suffered a non-life threatening injury and has been transported to a local hospital. 

The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3, based at Naval Air Station North Island, CA. 

UPDATE! #NAFEC has received additional information on the mishap from the Public Affairs team at Commander Naval Air...

Posted by Naval Air Facility El Centro on Thursday, June 9, 2022

The crash comes just one day after a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft carrying five Marines crashed Wednesday in the Southern California desert near Glamis in Imperial County on Wednesday afternoon. 

All 5 Marines on board have been confirmed deceased according to a release Thursday morning from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

WATCH RELATED: 5 Marines killed after Osprey crashes in Southern California desert 

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