BREAKING: Army helicopter crashes off Hawaii, crew members missing

Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment conduct air assault training out of Wheeler Army Air Field in Wahiawa, Hawaii, June 8, 2015. The drills were conducted on the island of Oahu using Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. (Photo by Pfc. Paul Berzinas)

United States Army and Coast Guard personnel have responded to the report of a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter off the coast of Oahu in Hawaii.

The Coast Guard says the helicopter carrying five crew members reportedly went down two miles off Kaena Point.

A debris field was spotted by military personnel around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Responders are currently searching for the five missing crew members.

“The Coast Guard Command Center in Honolulu reports they received a call from personnel at Wheeler Army Airfield stating they lost communication with one of the aircrews aboard a Black Hawk helicopter,” according to NBC.

Two helicopters were reportedly conducting training exercises at the time communication was lost.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information is released.

 

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