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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