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5 missing after Navy helicopter crashes into sea off San Diego

The Coast Guard and the Navy were conducting search and rescue operations after the MH-60S crashed. One person had been rescued.

Five service members were missing Tuesday night after a Navy helicopter crashed into the sea off Southern California on Tuesday, the military said.

The MH-60S helicopter, which was carrying six people, crashed around 60 nautical miles off San Diego at 4:30 p.m., the Navy said.

One crew member was rescued, officials said Tuesday.

The Coast Guard and the Navy were conducting search and rescue operations for the five missing service members, the U.S. 3rd Fleet said.

The fleet said the helicopter was "conducting routine flight operations" when it crashed. It was from the USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier.