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The Navy ship skipper partially blamed for a fatal 2013 helicopter accident has been selected for promotion -- a move that the widow of one of the pilots says deepens her family’s wounds.
Ship officers who investigated the accident said that Vavasseur followed the rules. The helicopter was “chocked and chained” on the deck before she turned the ship abruptly. She was in a hurry to follow orders to escort the aircraft carrier Nimitz.