Friday, March 13, 2015

UH-60 salvage barge arriving

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Resolve Marine Group of Mobile, Ala., has been contracted to complete the recovery of the UH-60 aircraft from Santa Rosa Sound. The helicopter went down Tuesday during a training mission in heavy fog. Seven Marines and four Army crewmen died in the crash just east of Navarre, Fla. The salvage barge arrives today and the operation is expected to take 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 25 feet of water, the recovery operations are expected to be turned over to the Safety Investigation Board already on site. That effort is being headed by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center out of Fort Rucker, Ala. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 03/13/15) Previous