12 missing after 2 Marine Corps helicopters crash off Oahu's North Shore
Hawaii News Now
By HNN Staff
Jan 15, 2016 4:33 PM EST
HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)
Rescue crews are searching for 12 service members who were on board two U.S. Marine Corps helicopters that crashed off Oahu’s North Shore late Thursday night.
The Marine Corps said the active search and rescue mission is for two Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters, each with six personnel aboard. Officials said the helicopters collided near Haleiwa and landed in the water.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Fara Mooers said the Marine Corps Air Station in Kaneohe requested assistance following reports of a collision at around 10:40 p.m. She said a Waialua resident reported hearing aircraft and then saw a fireball. Another individual reported seeing a flare.
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