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Nando Times

ROME (June 23, 2001 5:08 p.m. EDT) - Rescuers returned four unharmed U.S. Navy servicemen to safety after their helicopter crash-landed in the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete, the Navy said Saturday.

The four, including two pilots and two crew members, had been on a routine training operation about 55 miles south of Crete when they crashed late Friday, a statement said.

The HH-46 helicopter had been operating from the USS Kearsarge, said the statement from the U.S. Sixth Fleet, based in Gaeta, Italy.

An investigation was under way to determine the cause of the crash.

-- Rachel Gibson (, June 24, 2001

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