A crash involving an NH90 maritime combat helicopter belonging to the Dutch Navy crashed on Sunday, killing two out of four crew members on board.
The helicopter came down in the Caribbean Sea near Aruba at the end of a coastguard patrol. The other 2 crew members escaped without serious injury, Netherlands Ministry of Defense announced July 20.
The NH90 is part of the patrol ship HNLMS Groningen. A coastguard helicopter and a Defence diving team are helping HNLMS Groningen to secure the NH90. Effort to recover the flight recorder (black box) is currently underway.
The NL Defence Safety Inspectorate is expected to conduct an investigation.