Thursday, 17 August 2017

5 Missing After Army Helicopter Goes Down During Training In Hawaii

Honolulu Fire Department search and rescue members sit on a docked boat at a boat harbor, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Haleiwa, Hawaii. An Army helicopter with five on board crashed several miles off Oahus North Shore late Tuesday. Rescue crews are

The United States Coast Guard and military crews are currently searching the ocean off Hawaii for five crew members of an Army helicopter that reportedly went down during a training exercise.

Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu reported losing communications around 10p.m on Tuesday with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk. Responding teams reported spotting a debris field about 2 miles (3 kilometers) west of Kaena Point, Oahu, shortly before 11:30 p.m.

An airplane, two helicopters and several boats are being used in the search across an area with light winds and 2-foot seas.Two Black Hawk crews were conducting training between Kaena Point and Oahu's Dillingham Airfield at the time communications were lost, officials said.

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