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UPDATE: Coast Guard: Navy helicopter down off Virginia

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- The Navy says a second crew member of five aboard a Navy helicopter that crashed into the ocean off Virginia has died.

The Navy says the crew member was among four who were plucked from the seas about 20 miles off Virginia. Their helicopter went down during a routine training mission Wednesday morning.

Another of the rescued four died earlier.

Two other crew members remain hospitalized in Norfolk, while a search continues for the fifth.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- The Coast Guard says four of five people aboard a Navy helicopter that went down in the Atlantic off Virginia have been rescued.

Petty Officer David Weydert says the search continued for the fifth person. Two Coast Guard cutters were racing to the scene about 18 miles off the Virginia coast.

A Navy helicopter rescued the four. Their conditions are not known.

The helicopter has been identified by the Navy as an MH-53-E. According to the Naval Air Systems Command website, the aircraft performs airborne mine countermeasures and onboard delivery missions. It holds a crew of up to eight, including two pilots and is capable of speeds of more than 170 miles per hour.

The helicopter measures 99 feet long and more than 28 feet tall and weighs 69,750 pounds.

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