Seven Injured After U.S. Army Helicopter Crashes on Deck of MSC Cargo Ship – PHOTOS and VIDEO – gCaptain

Seven people were injured Wednesday when a U.S. Army helicopter crashed on the deck of a Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship during a training exercise off Okinawa, Japan.

According to U.S. Forces Japan, the U.S. Army H-60 helicopter made a “hard deck landing” aboard the USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR-313) at 1:46 p.m. local time Wednesday while the ship was underway approximately 20 miles east of Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost island. The helicopter was conducting a local training mission when the incident occurred.

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This could have been a whole lot worse.

It looks like a vanilla UH-60, not a special operations bird. One wonders though, if the troops aboard were from the forward deployed battalion of the 1st Special Forces Group stationed on Okinawa.

2 thoughts on “Seven Injured After U.S. Army Helicopter Crashes on Deck of MSC Cargo Ship – PHOTOS and VIDEO – gCaptain”

  1. That looks like a SOF mh-60m to me. Based on the upturned exhausts, it is definitely a Mike.

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