Coast Guard Helicopter Crash
February 29, 2012 by staff
Coast Guard Helicopter Crash, The U.S. Coast Guard says one crewmember is dead and three others remain missing following a helicopter crash in Mobile Bay during a training mission. Some of the wreckage has been salvaged and has been brought to Brookley Field for examination.
The MH-65C helicopter was on a mission out of the Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Ala. The three missing are Coast Guard members.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Assets searching include:
- Two MH-65C helicopters and crews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, La.;
- Two Response Boat-Small and crews from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island;
- The Coast Guard Cutters Cobia and Stingray, homeported in Mobile;
- An HU-144 Ocean Sentry medium surveillance aircraft and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile;
- Two 26-foot TANBs and crews from Sector Mobile;
- Alabama Marine Police;
- Alabama Marine Resources;
- Daphne Search and Rescue;
- Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla;
- North Baldwin Sheriff’s Search and Rescue;
- Bon Secoure Fire Department;
- Southwest Panhandle Search and Rescue;
- 32-foot landing craft Andelae;
- 41-foot M/V Solomon.
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