Times of Oman
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; 25 rescued
September 02, 2014 , 1 : 37 pm GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
A file picture of a US Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS the Mesa Verde. Photo - US Navy
A Super Stallion US Marine helicopter carrying 25 US service members crashed in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday but all aboard were rescued, according to the US Navy.
Seventeen Marines and eight sailors were aboard the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter when it crashed as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde.
All were aboard the ship following the incident with some personnel received treatment for minor injuries.
The Navy said the helicopter was transporting troops from training in nearby Djibouti.
The crash was not caused by any hostile activity, according to the military. The cause is being investigated.
Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the USS Mesa Verde, an amphibious transport dock ship based at Norfolk, Virginia, into the regional waters earlier this summer as concern grew over the Islamic State terrorist group's advance on Iraq's capital, Baghdad.
The ship transports and lands Marines and other troops, their equipment and supplies, aided by helicopters and vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
To get in touch with the reporter
Rate this Article
Rates : 0, Average : 0
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
No Comments Posted
Latest in this section
Two New York policemen murdered in retribution attack
DU researchers develop haemoglobin-based blood substitute
‘EU carrying out dirty campaign against Turkey’
India to seek UN clarification on Hafiz
US-Cuba thaw proof sanctions don’t work: Iran
TOP RATED ARTICLES
Bangladeshi expats observe Victory Day in Oman
Times News Service
Football: Ganguly’s Atletico wins inaugural Indian Super League
Iconic lensman showcases his art in Oman
‘She Taxis’ to be launched in Hyderabad
Aftab H. Kola
Back-breaking bags a bane for schoolchildren in Oman
More in News
Sri Lanka restores blood-soaked railway to Tamil heartland
Bucharest 'khans' reborn after decades of neglect
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
Tips for writing a good article
More in Features
Pakistan passing through a seminal moment in history
Confronting an ugly killer
CIA pursued the wrong targets
Driving Ukrainians into Putin’s arms
Humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons in focus
More in Columns
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial