A Navy helicopter crashed off the coast of Virginia during a routine training mission Tuesday morning, leading to a water rescue of the three-person crew, officials said.
The crew members on the MH-60S chopper were recovered off Newport News near the James River Bridge, Naval Air Force officials said in a statement. A good Samaritan vessel recovered them, reported NBC affiliate WAVY.
Officials added they were not looking for anyone else on board.
The crew — part of the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two at Norfolk Naval Station — was taken to the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth with non-life-threatening injuries.
A call about the incident was initially reported around 11:12 a.m. ET, according to WAVY. The Coast Guard, Newport News Fire Department and Virginia Marine Resources Commission were determining the cause of the crash.
Courtney Kube is a correspondent covering national security and the military for the NBC News Investigative Unit.
Jim Miklaszewski is the chief Pentagon correspondent for NBC News. On 9/11, he was the first at the scene to report that the Pentagon had been attacked and has since led the network's coverage of the war in Afghanistan.
Since joining NBC in 1985, Miklaszewski was a White House correspondent during the Clinton and Bush administrations, covering President Clinton's transition from Little Rock, his many trips abroad including Moscow and the Middle East and his reelection. He was also an NBC floor reporter at the Democratic and Republican conventions in 1996 and 2000.
In the Bush White House, Miklaszewski reported on the Gulf War with Iraq, summits with Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin and the Bush reelection campaign in 1992.
Miklaszewski has logged considerable foreign experience with battlefront coverage of wars in Lebanon, El Salvador and the Falkland Islands. He also covered the United States air raid on Libya, and the "tanker wars" in the Persian Gulf.