Military aircraft collide off Waialua; search on for survivors

(CNN/KHON2) — Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters collided off the North Shore of Oahu late Thursday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for survivors, Marine Maj. Christine Devine said Friday.

Searchers have spotted a fire and a debris field, including an empty life raft, about 2½ miles north of Haleiwa Beach, according to Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers.

The aircraft, from the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, were believed to have collided late Thursday off Oahu’s north shore, according to Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers.

A total of 12 people were on board the two aircraft, Mooers said.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s