Update on Recovery Operations of helicopter crash


By Team Eglin Public Affairs

Resolve Marine Group, out of Mobile, Ala., has been contracted to complete the recovery of the UH-60 aircraft from the Santa Rosa Sound.

The operation is expected to take approximately eight hours, weather pending. An Army and Coast Guard dive team will also be on site to assist in the recovery.

Once the aircraft has been removed from the water, the recovery operations are expected to be turned over to the Safety Investigation Board who is already on site. That effort is being headed by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center out of Fort Rucker, Alabama. The eyewitness hotline for the board is 850-884-9281.

Media Contacts:

For questions relating to the Training Station and accident, please contact Eglin Public Affairs at (850) 855-6823.

For questions relating to the Marine Corps Trainees, please contact the United States Marine Corps at (910) 440-0770.

For questions relating to the Louisiana Army National Guard, the aviation unit and its crewmembers, please contact the Louisiana National Guard at (866) 275-8176

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