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Navy helicopter crashes in Virginia

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Jan 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-12 14:16:42-05

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. — One person suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a Navy helicopter crashed on Oakes Lane in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, according to Virginia State Police.

The crash was first reported at 11:31 a.m. on Wednesday.

"As the helicopter pilot was making the emergency landing, the momentum of the craft caused it to slide into the wood line. The craft struck several trees sustaining damage to the front cockpit area and both sides of the landing skids," a Virginia State Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "There were three members on board, the two pilots were not injured but the back passenger was transported to the hospital with minor injuries."

The US Navy is investigating the cause of the crash.

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