Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii

The two CH-53E Super Stallions were conducting night ops off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

The U.S. Marine Corps have just confirmed that a Search and Rescue operation is underway off Hawaii’s Oahu after two CH-53E Super Stallions helicopters collided mid-air during night training.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, debris field was spotted less than 3 miles off the coast, near the town of Haleiwa,

Both helicopters were from MCAS Kaneohe Bay and each had six people aboard.

No further details on what caused the collision or if any survivors have been found have been released as of yet.

Image credit: U.S. Marine Corps

 

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