Fog delays recovery in military helicopter crash

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Fog delays recovery in military helicopter crash

The Boston Globe. — Divers have found the wreckage of a military helicopter in 25 feet of water after it crashed in dense fog during a Florida training mission, killing seven elite Marines and four soldiers. The mission changed from rescue to recovery after divers inspected the shattered core of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, said Colonel Monte Cannon, vice commander of the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base. There’s almost no visibility at the spot where the wreckage was found, forcing search crews to move slowly to avoid colliding with each other, and the surf is too rough to pull the wreckage to the surface. Dozens of airmen walked the shores of Santa Rosa Sound Thursday, recovering ...

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Fog Delays Recovery in Military Helicopter Crash

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Fog Delays Recovery in Military Helicopter Crash

Fog delays recovery in military helicopter crash. American flags stand in the median near the bridge entrance to Navarre Beach, Fla., Thursday, March 12, 2015. — Divers have found the wreckage of a military helicopter in 25 feet of water after it crashed in dense fog during a Florida training mission, killing seven elite Marines and four soldiers. The mission changed from rescue to recovery after divers inspected the shattered core of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, said Colonel Monte Cannon, vice commander of the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base. There’s almost no visibility at the spot where the wreckage was found, forcing search crews to move slowly to avoid colliding with each ...

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Student in bus crash told mother driver was ‘swerving, falling asleep’

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Student in bus crash told mother driver was ‘swerving, falling asleep’

At least 20 reportedly injured after tour bus overturns in southern Indiana. HENRYVILLE, Ind. A bus crash in Indiana left several members of Indiana Tech’s men’s and women’s bowling teams injured on Thursday morning, the Fort Wayne university’s Web site reports.March 12, 2015: Indiana State Police say at least 20 people are injured, including children, after a tour bus overturned on Interstate 65 in southern Indiana, RTV6 reports.HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A bus carrying members of a college bowling team crashed Thursday morning along a southern Indiana highway while en route to a tournament in Tennessee, injuring numerous students, officials said. Besides the driver, 2o other people ...

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Wisc.-Native Among Marines Killed in Fla. Chopper Crash

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Wisc.-Native Among Marines Killed in Fla. Chopper Crash

Amid bad weather, wreckage of helicopter crash that killed 11 remains just 25 feet under water. (Reuters) – Search teams stopped looking for more bodies after finding the wreckage of an Army Black Hawk helicopter that crashed during a nighttime training mission off Florida’s Gulf Coast, killing all seven Marines and four soldiers on board, authorities said on Thursday. The Louisiana National Guard also announced that two of the four soldiers’ bodies had been recovered as part of the search operation in the Santa Rosa Sound, about 25 miles east of Pensacola, and that the search for the other two would continue.The helicopter was also recovered. The four soldiers, the aircrew, were ...

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What happened the night of the Secret Service crash?

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What happened the night of the Secret Service crash?

Agents’ White House crash. The US Secret Service said two agents were under investigation after an incident last week in which they were reported to have driven a government car into White House barricades after drinking at a late-night party. WASHINGTON —The leadership of a House panel called on the agency’s new director Thursday to supply surveillance video of a recent incident in which two senior agents drove into a barricaded area of the White House complex where they allegedly disrupted an ongoing bomb threat investigation.Washington (CNN)The circumstances surrounding the two Secret Service Agents under investigation for allegedly driving under the influence and reportedly interrupting ...

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Marine from Warren among chopper crash victims

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Marine from Warren among chopper crash victims

Hope of Finding Survivors in Army Helicopter Crash Fades. (Reuters) – Search teams stopped looking for more bodies after finding the wreckage of an Army Black Hawk helicopter that crashed during a nighttime training mission off Florida’s Gulf Coast, killing all seven Marines and four soldiers on board, authorities said on Thursday. The Louisiana National Guard also announced that two of the four soldiers’ bodies had been recovered as part of the search operation in the Santa Rosa Sound, about 25 miles east of Pensacola, and that the search for the other two would continue.The helicopter was also recovered. The four soldiers, the aircrew, were members of the National Guard’s 1-244th ...

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Hope of Finding Survivors in Army Helicopter Crash Fades

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Hope of Finding Survivors in Army Helicopter Crash Fades

Dense fog delays search for 11 killed in Black Hawk crash. ATLANTA — ATLANTA — The Coast Guard suspended its search-and-rescue operation in the waters off the Florida Panhandle on Thursday, an acknowledgment that the seven Marines and four Army soldiers aboard the Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Tuesday in Navarre, Fla., were unlikely to be found alive. The four soldiers, the aircrew, were members of the National Guard’s 1-244th Assault Helicopter Battalion out of Hammond, La. “At this point, we are not hopeful for survivors and we’re transitioning our search and rescue to a recovery effort,” said Col. The Louisiana National Guard said on Thursday that two of the soldiers’ ...

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Search for bodies ends after Army chopper crash off Florida kills 11

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Search for bodies ends after Army chopper crash off Florida kills 11

Helicopter recorder found off Fla. shore; ‘high-impact’ crash killed 11 in U.S. military. The US military helicopter that crashed off the coast of Florida on Tuesday night has been found and the Coast Guard has called off the search for the 11 missing soldiers and Marines that were aboard the aircraft, the New York Times reported. The helicopter was carrying seven Marines and four soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard on a training mission when it vanished around 8:30 pm on Tuesday. With the discovery of the copter’s shattered core, which has been inspected by divers, the response officially changed from search-and-rescue to search-and-recovery, Col. Monte Cannon, vice-commander ...

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Search for bodies ends after Army chopper crash off Florida kills 11

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Search for bodies ends after Army chopper crash off Florida kills 11

Divers find missing helicopter in pieces underwater. Divers have found the bodies of two of 11 troops killed in a US Army helicopter crash off the Florida coast, officials said Thursday about one of the worst military mishaps in years. The US military helicopter that crashed off the coast of Florida on Tuesday night has been found and the Coast Guard has called off the search for the 11 missing soldiers and Marines that were aboard the aircraft, the New York Times reported. The UH-60 Black Hawk was carrying seven US Marines and a four-man air crew from the Louisiana National Guard when it went down late Tuesday during a night-time training exercise near Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The US ...

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Marine with Warren ties is dead in helicopter crash

Rubric: Crash | 12 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Marine with Warren ties is dead in helicopter crash

Divers find missing helicopter in pieces underwater. The Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida was carrying seven Marines from Special Operations Command forces based in North Carolina, and four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana. Coast Guard helicopter flies over Santa Rosa Sound near Navarre, Fla., Wednesday March 11, 2015 as search crews and divers look for the crash site of a Army helicopter that went down Tuesday evening with 11 service members aboard. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)(Photo: AP) At least one Marine with Michigan ties is dead and the status of another is unknown in a helicopter crash in fog off the Florida ...

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