Coast Guard looking for survivors after two military helicopters crash in Hawaii

Honolulu, HI --Coast Guard HH65a Dolphin helicopter conducts helicopter operations with a 41-foot utility boat training in Honolulu Harbor. U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO

The U.S. Coast Guard has responded to a report of two Marine helicopters crashing off the north coast of O’ahu, Hawaii.  According to ABC, there is a debris field 2 miles from Haleiwa, a community in North Shore, O’ahu.

The Marine Corps said in a news release that the aircraft were from the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing from Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Each military helicopter was carrying six personnel, so the Coast Guard is searching for 12 people in total.  As of now the Coast Guard has not been able to locate any survivors.

The Coast Guard received the call from the Marine Corps Air Station, Kane’ohe Bay, at 11:38 p.m. local time last night.  Once the call was received the Coast Guard deployed a a MH65 helicopter and an HC130 Coast Guard airplane from O’ahu.

The Coast Guard is being assisted by a Navy helicopter crew, a Honolulu Fire Department helicopter and a rescue boat.

Editor’s note: This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information is available

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