Military Significant Others and Spouse Support - MilitarySOS.com
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Helo crashes over Oman, status of crew unknown

  1. MilitarySOS Jewel
    katinahat's Avatar
    katinahat is offline
    MilitarySOS Jewel
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    20,893

    #1

    Helo crashes over Oman, status of crew unknown

    Advertisements
    A Navy mine-countermeasures helicopter crashed Thursday over Oman, and two of the five crew members aboard remain missing as of Friday.

    The MH-53E Sea Dragon, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15, was conducting “heavy lift support operations” 58 miles southwest of the port of Muscat, which would put the helicopter over Oman territory, 5th Fleet said in a statement.“The crash was not due to any sort of hostile activity and the status of the five crew members is still being determined,” the statement said. “Another MH-53E assigned to HM-15 is on scene, providing search and rescue assistance.”

    Three of the crew members are being treated in a hospital, an Omani air force official told the Associated Press. The Omani official was not authorized to release the information and spoke on condition of anonymity.

    No hostile activity was suspected.

    Lt. Greg Raelson, a 5th Fleet spokesman, said the cause of the crash is under investigation.

    He said the helicopter was involved in heavy lift operations when it crashed on land some 58 miles southwest of the capital Muscat.

    A similar helicopter from the same squadron was on the scene carrying out search and rescue operations.
    The three-engine MH-53E is able to operate from aircraft carriers and other warships, and is mainly used for minesweeping operations.

    Oman lies on the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Along with Iran, it controls access to the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway at the mouth of the Gulf that is the route for a fifth of the world's oil supply.
    ​​​

    “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” -- Carl Sagan

  2. i will NOT limbo in Idaho
    chickadeebaby's Avatar
    chickadeebaby is offline
    i will NOT limbo in Idaho
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Hurlburt Field, FL
    Posts
    3,669
    #2
    Hope they are all found and okay
    I'm LeAndra

    Married to James since October 2008
    Lorelai Feb 2010
    Beckham July 2012
    I am a Christian & SAHM/W

    If you have any questions about massage therapy, breastfeeding, natural birth, Your Baby Can Read, teaching kids sign language or whatever...feel free to ask!
    PS~ Please excuse any typos for the time being...I've almost always got an arm full of baby
  3. Do or do not... There is no try.~ Yoda, Jedi Master
    Crystal's Avatar
    Crystal is offline
    Do or do not... There is no try.~ Yoda, Jedi Master
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    "Well, if there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from."
    Posts
    53,548




    #3
    Many prayers, especially for the families of crews over there as they wait.
    I'm not Lynn, but we ARE MSOS Best Friends and MSOS Twins.
  4. Account Closed
    Lynn's Avatar
    Lynn is offline
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    It could be worse.
    Posts
    29,398
    #4
    Many prayers and good thoughts for the crew and their loved ones.
  5. Regular Member
    Jillybean88's Avatar
    Jillybean88 is offline
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    16,550
    #5
  6. Don't you know, don't you know that you're beautiful?
    Jojobanana's Avatar
    Jojobanana is offline
    Don't you know, don't you know that you're beautiful?
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Me- Tennessee Him- Colorado
    Posts
    6,967
    #6
    blondiebabe is my twin! Distance Divas SailorsGoddess is my wifey!
  7. Justice Beaver: The Crime Fighting Beaver
    the_lepus's Avatar
    the_lepus is offline
    Justice Beaver: The Crime Fighting Beaver
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    9,707
    #7
    I hope they're ok

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •