5 missing from Army helicopter

| August 16, 2017 | 22 Comments

David and Mick sends links to the news that 5 soldiers are missing after an Army helicopter went down during an exercise near Hawaii. Two Blackhawk crews were conducting night training when one helicopter crew lost sight of the other bird;

Responding teams reported spotting a debris field about 2 miles (3 kilometers) west of Kaena Point, Oahu, shortly before 11:30 p.m., the release said.

An airplane, two helicopters and several boats are being used in the search across an area with light winds and 2-foot seas.

Because training for war can be as deadly as the war itself. And gravity is unforgiving.

Category: Army News

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  1. Isn’t this a repeat of an almost identical accident in the very same area a few years back?

    No survivors then, either.

  2. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I always heard that each and every flight is a battle against gravity which always wins in one way or another, R.I.P., Warriors.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    Dangerous job even in peacetime…. they are all dangerous jobs.

    Rest in peace, troops.

  4. Sparks says:

    Rest in Peace Warriors. God be with your families now.

  5. Old 1SG, US Army (Retired) says:

    Haven’t heard this on the main stream media yet… they’re too busy covering fake news.

    Having served on Oahu and flew (as a passenger) on Hueys, Blackhawks and Sh*thooks around and between islands, I always worried about ditching. Even if you survived the crash the ocean is not so forgiving…

    RIP troops…

  6. Fyrfighter says:

    R.I.P. Warriors

  7. Mike W. says:

    Being a former Wolfhound from Schofield, I pray for those missing and their families.

  8. Roh-Dog says:

    I never take my freedom for granted, especially on days such as this. Our nation lost some of her best to today, may comfort find their families in this darkest hour.
    Gimlets, Warriors, Tropic Lightning.

  9. Eden says:

    Oh. No. This hits home. A close family member is a former Black Hawk pilot, who also had several close calls.

  10. ALVO says:

    Damn…RIP Brave Sons.

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