Photos: Navy helicopters toppled after strong thunderstorms roll
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Several helicopters at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia were toppled during a Tuesday afternoon storm.
A spokesperson from Naval Air Force Atlantic confirmed the helicopters located at Chambers Field sustained damage while on deck at the airfield.
“The safety of our personnel remains our top priority and initial reports indicate that there are no personnel injuries,” the spokesperson told Nexstar’s WAVY. “First responders and military personnel are on scene to conduct further assessments.”
The Navy has not confirmed the number of aircraft damaged in this incident.
Images, seen below, show at least half a dozen helicopters knocked over. Some are tipped onto their side with broken blades. One, with 436 on the nose, is nearly resting on its top.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued Tuesday for Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake. The warning remained until 4:15 p.m. and residents in the area reported winds of up to 60 mph.