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#ICYMI: #USSWasp rescues airplane crash survivors

CARIBBEAN SEA (NNS) -- A U.S. Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22) attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) rescued two civilians from French Guadelupe and Antigua whose private plane crashed several miles off the coast of Dominica, Sept. 28. They sustained minor injuries and were transported by helicopter to Wasp where they received immediate medical attention. "We were fortunate to be in the right place at the right time," said Wasp Commanding Officer Capt. Andrew Smith. "The teamwork demonstrated shows how everything on the ship comes together - from the engineers in the plant, to the medical staff, the watchstanders in the Combat Information Center, the air traffic control center, the bridge, the flight deck crews, to the helicopter crew. We all worked together to help these two gentlemen." Wasp has been transi...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=102667

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