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Navy halts search for 2 missing airmen in Red Sea

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MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - The U.S. Navy says it has suspended the search for two missing airmen after a helicopter crash in the Red Sea. Three other crew members were rescued earlier.
   
A Navy statement Monday said officials determined the chance of survival was now considered "extremely unlikely" following Sunday's crash.
   
The MH-60S Knighthawk went down in the central Red Sea while operating with the destroyer USS William P. Lawrence.
   
The names of the missing airmen were not immediately released.
   
The Bahrain-based 5th Fleet says aircraft and vessels took part in the search. It said the crash was under investigation, but no hostile action was involved.

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MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- The U.S. Navy says search teams are looking for two missing airmen after a helicopter crash in the Red Sea.

Three crew members were rescued late Sunday after the MH-60S Knighthawk went down in the central Red Sea while operating with the destroyer USS William P. Lawrence.

A statement Monday from the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet says aircraft and vessels are taking part in the search for the two others.

The Navy says an investigation is underway, but there was no hostile activity involved.

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A U.S. naval helicopter ascending (Ho/AFP/Getty Images)
 

 

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