JUNEAU, Alaska — Two Coast Guard crewmembers have been released from the hospital and the investigation into the cause of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew crash on Read Island continues. Today morning. Wednesday 15, November 2023.
The remaining two crew members who were previously listed in serious condition have improved and are now listed in fair condition.
The investigation into the Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crash is still ongoing.
The Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew was deployed in search and rescue mission, Monday 13, November 2023, to assist of the fishing vessel Lydia Marie crewmembers. After the helicopter crashed, the crewmembers were rescued by a second Air Station Sitka MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew and initially they were transported to Petersburg for medical care. Then, the crashed helicopter aircrew was transferred to Seattle in a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane to receive high level of medical care.
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