Several MH-60S Knighthawk and MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters were damaged

The damage caused by a storm at the American Naval Air Station of Norfolk

This Tuesday afternoon, a strong storm swept through NAVSTA Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world, causing serious damage to some aircraft.

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The aircraft were located at the Chambers Field air base, attached to the aforementioned naval base and which houses more than a hundred aircraft. A total of 17 US Navy squadrons are based at the base. Among them are units equipped with E-2 Hawkeye early warning aircraft, C-2 Greyhound transport aircraft, MH-53E Sea Dragon mine counter helicopters and MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters. Several of the latter two models were seriously damaged by the storm. You can see below some photos of these damages published by Ricky Matthews, WAVY TV 10 and @kennethdockery.

A panorama of Chambers Field after the storm.

An MH-60S Knighthawk with damaged blades.

An MH-60S Knighthawk that was capsized.

An MH-53E Sea Dragon overturned with its blades smashed.

A photo of the base taken in the middle of a storm.

More storm-damaged MH-60S Knighthawks.

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