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US Marine Corps Helicopter Crashes in Gulf of Aden

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:40:18 +0000

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Manuel A. Estrada/Released(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter crashed into the water in the Gulf of Aden on Monday as it attempted to land aboard the U.S.S. Mesa Verde.

According to the U.S. Navy, all 25 people on board the helicopter, including 17 Marines and eight Navy sailors were safely pulled from the water. Some of the individuals suffered minor injuries and were treated aboard the U.S.S Mesa Verde.

The Navy noted that the crash was not the result of "hostile activity."

A joint investigation into the crash will be launched by the Navy and the Marine Corps.


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