Navy helicopter makes emergency landing in Isle of Wight Co., minor injuries reported

Posted at 12:00 PM, Jan 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-12 19:38:30-05

The Virginia State Police responded to a Navy helicopter crash Wednesday morning.

Authorities received the call at approximately 11:31 a.m.

The helicopter made an emergency crash landing in an open field near the 12300 block of Oak Lane in Isle of Wight County. According to police, as the helicopter pilot made the emergency landing, the momentum of the helicopter caused it to slide into the wood line and strike several trees.

The aircraft had three people on board; the two pilots were not injured, but the back passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Based on the photo provided by State Police, the helicopter is an MH-60S Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 at Naval Station Norfolk.

Google Maps shows the location provided by Virginia State Police as a residential area.

This crash is now under investigation by US Navy Investigation and Security personnel.