Philippine Sea rescue: Three injured after MH-60R Seahawk chopper ditched in ocean

, Philippine Sea rescue: Three injured after MH-60R Seahawk chopper ditched in ocean, The Habari News
, Philippine Sea rescue: Three injured after MH-60R Seahawk chopper ditched in ocean, The Habari News

Three crew members were onboard the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk when it was forced to complete the emergency water landing.

According to a statement from the Australian Department of Defence, the three crew members are now “safe”.

Sea boats from HMAS Brisbane saved the crew “approximately” 20 minutes after they hit the water.

, Philippine Sea rescue: Three injured after MH-60R Seahawk chopper ditched in ocean, The Habari News

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond said: “The successful rescue is credit to the devotion to duty and skill of the officers and sailors of HMAS Brisbane.”

He added: “Their immediate actions ensured the survival of the aircrew, validating the significant training undertaken in the event an emergency of this nature occurs.”

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