And a Navy Helo has gone down as well. Found 4, 1 missing:
4 rescued from Navy helicopter off Virginia coast
By CNN Staff
updated 12:43 PM EST, Wed January 8, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS
A search-and-rescue operation is under way
The downed craft is a MH-53E
Its mission is to transport heavy equipment and supplies for amphibious assault
The helicopter carries a crew of four
(CNN) -- Four people were rescued after a U.S. Navy helicopter went down off the Virginia coast, the Navy said Wednesday.
The remaining crew member was being sought, it said in a tweet.
The helicopter is an MH-53E, the Navy said on Twitter. It initially misidentified the craft as a CH-53E.
The Navy tweeted that the craft went down off the coast of Norfolk.
The MH-53E Sea Dragon carries no weapons. It has two pilots and a crew of one to six airmen, depending on its mission, according to the Navy.
There are 31 of the aircraft in operation, it said.