Several hurt in MH-60 Seahawk crash on US carrier Ronald Reagan

The US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan was conducting ‘routine operations’ in the Philippine Sea at the time of the accident. (AFP)
Updated 19 October 2018
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Several hurt in MH-60 Seahawk crash on US carrier Ronald Reagan

  • The MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after take-off on Friday morning
  • The massive nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan patrols throughout the Pacific

TOKYO: A US Navy helicopter crashed on board a US aircraft carrier patrolling the Pacific on Friday, causing several injuries, the military said in a statement.
“All injured personnel are in stable condition under evaluation by Ronald Reagan medical staff. While some personnel will be medically evacuated ashore, none of the injuries is life-threatening,” the US 7th Fleet said in a statement.
There were no details on how many people were injured when the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after take-off on Friday morning.
“The cause of the mishap is under investigation,” the statement added.
The ship was conducting “routine operations” in the Philippine Sea at the time of the accident and remains “fully mission capable,” the military added.
The massive nuclear-powered aircraft carrier patrols throughout the Pacific, including sailing through the disputed South China Sea earlier this year as part of a mission intended to reassure Washington’s allies in the area.


40 dead, 60 injured in Kabul blast

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40 dead, 60 injured in Kabul blast

  • Several had gathered to mark a religious event
  • Premilitary reports it was a suicide attack

KABUL – An explosion at a religious function in Afghanistan's capital killed 40 people on Tuesday, health ministry officials said.
More than 60 others were also wounded in the incident which took place at a massive hotel where several people had gathered to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), residents said.
The cause for the blast was not immediately known, but two officials familiar with the matter said that they suspected a suicide bomber was behind the attack. Daesh has repeatedly targeted mosques and places of worship of the Shiite community. Tuesday’s attack marks the first time a Sunni religious procession has been targeted in Afghanistan. Hundreds of people had participated in the gathering, with experts saying that the death toll was expected to rise.