Several helicopters damaged at Naval Station Norfolk due to severe storm

Posted at 6:03 PM, Jul 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 18:46:33-04

NORFOLK, Va. - A spokesperson with Naval Station Norfolk said that several helicopters were damaged during a severe storm that rolled through the area Tuesday afternoon.

According to Lt. Commander Robert Myers, the helicopters were damaged while on deck at the airfield at NSN's Chambers Field.

Officials say known damages to the aircraft span from a broken tail and rotor blades to structural dents and punctures in the airframes.

No personnel injuries were reported.

Myers said the number of helicopters damaged is still to be determined, as officials are on scene assessing the damage.

Officials can confirm that the aircraft included MH-60S and MH-53E.

The MH-60S is a twin-engine helicopter primarily used for missions spanning fleet logistics support, anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, and anti-ship warfare. The MH-53E currently has two primary missions; Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) and Navy heavy lift/Vertical Onboard Delivery (VOD).

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