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Army Black Hawk chopper carrying 5 missing off Hawaii coast

Army Black Hawk chopper carrying 5 missing off Hawaii coast

A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter carrying five crew members crashed off Hawaii cost local time Tuesday night and the rescue teams have found debris, a spokeswoman said Wednesday morning.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

The search later moved to an area about 5 miles (8 kilometers) offshore where currents moving in different directions converge.

Kaena is a remote spot where Oahu's northern and western coasts meet to form a peninsula.

The missing aircrew belonged to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, based at Wheeler, said Dennis Drake, a spokesman for the Army in Hawaii. The park's sandy coastline is home to a seabird colony and endangered Hawaiian monk seals.

Army Black Hawk chopper carrying 5 missing off Hawaii coast

The search began immediately after one of the crews lost visual and video contact with the other helicopter.

The Fire Department has rescue boats at the scene, while the U.S. Coast Guard sent an airplane, helicopter and two boats.

The crashed helicopter are from Wheeler Army Airfield, she added.

Several aircraft and boats are being used in the search.

The Coast Guard says two Black Hawk air crews were reportedly training off the island of Oahu at the time.

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