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Sailor dies after helicopter landing accident in Virginia, Navy says


By Oren Liebermann, CNN

A sailor died on Monday following a helicopter landing accident at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to a statement from the Navy.

The sailor, who was a part of a Naval special warfare unit, sustained injuries during training on May 5 and was subsequently rushed to a local hospital. He later succumbed to his wounds.

The accident is under investigation. The Navy will release more information after the sailor’s family has been notified.

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