(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) The Australian Defense Force (ADF) has launched an investigation
after a helicopter ditched into the water in the vicinity of Jervis
Bay, injuring two people, trend reports citing xinhua .
All 10 personnel on board the army MRH-90 Taipan were rescued
from the ocean off the coast of New South Wales (NSW) on Wednesday
night and assessed at a nearby naval academy, with two sustaining
The helicopter was taking part in routine counter-terrorism
training when it lost power and ditched into the ocean.
The site has been contained by the Australian Federal Police
(AFP) and port services and the entire MRH-90 Taipan fleet grounded
while the ADF investigates the cause of the incident.
"Quick responses from ADF personnel and emergency services and
well-drilled teams prevented a potential tragedy," Chief of the
Army Simon Stuart said in a statement on Thursday.
"We will conduct a thorough investigation into this incident to
determine the cause and ensure the platform remains safe to
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