A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California during a routine flight on Tuesday.
It had been aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier before carrying out “routine flight operations” just before the crash.
One crew member was rescued, according to an update at 11:00 p.m. local time.
“Search and rescue operations are ongoing with multiple Coast Guard and Navy air and surface assets,” according to the U.S. Pacific Fleet. “Abraham Lincoln is homeported in San Diego.”
The MH60S chopper typically carries a crew of four.