Navy probes collision between two Seahawk helicopters on Okinawa runway

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Two Navy HH-60H Seahawk helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 prepare to land in Rockhampton, Australia, July 13, 2017. (JESSICA TAIT/U.S. AIR FORCE)
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Two Navy HH-60H Seahawk helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 prepare to land in Rockhampton, Australia, July 13, 2017. (JESSICA TAIT/U.S. AIR FORCE)

Navy probes collision between two Seahawk helicopters on Okinawa runway

by: Matthew M. Burke | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 20, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Navy is investigating what caused an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter to crash into another on an Okinawa runway earlier this month.

The incident between two Seahawks from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 happened at Kadena Air Base on Oct. 9, Navy officials told Stars and Stripes on Friday. Details were scarce because the investigation is ongoing.

There were no injuries, but initial damage estimates compelled the Navy to report the incident as a Class A mishap, which means damage was either more than $2 million or at least one of the aircraft is a total loss.

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