WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Navy helicopter with a crew of three crashed into the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday morning while on a routine training flight, the Pentagon said.
The Navy is searching for the crewmen from the SH-60B Seahawk that crashed at about 10:30 a.m. local time (2:30 a.m. CST) off the coast of Greece.
A spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 6th Fleet, Lt. Cmdr. Nick Balice, said, "The search-and-rescue effort continues. We have found some pieces of debris. We have not found the crew members yet."
Balice said the crew members were equipped with life vests and emergency breathing devices but it was unclear how long they could survive in the water.
Names of the crew members were not released pending notification of family members.
The helicopter was operating from the destroyer USS Hayler, said Maj. Timothy D. Blair, a Pentagon spokesman.
The Hayler lost radar contact and communications with the helicopter while operating approximately 80 nautical miles west of Greece.
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