No pilot error was to blame for the recent Navy helicopter disaster that claimed five lives.

Deadly The pilot of a US Navy helicopter did not make a mistake that caused the helicopter to crash.

Following an investigation into the crash of a U.S. Navy helicopter off the coast of San Diego in 2021, it was discovered that the accident was not caused by an operator error.


The MH-60S helicopter was participating in flight activities on board the USS Abraham Lincoln when it was shot down at some point in September. Five passengers and six service members were pronounced dead following a futile search and rescue operation. According to Navy officials, it was technical issues, rather than pilot error, that caused the disaster.