Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento hosts memorial service for CG-1705 aircrew

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento is hosting a memorial service for the aircrew of Coast Guard HC-130 1705 Friday at 11 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude at 12:30 p.m.

The crew of the Air Station Sacramento C-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft was assisting with a search and rescue operation near San Clemente Island, Calif., Thursday evening. During the search, the Coast Guard aircraft and a Marine Corps AH-1W helicopter collided.

An extensive search was conducted by the Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Customs Border Protection Air/Marine Branch for several days following the accident. The search was suspended Sunday morning, and no survivors were found.

The ceremony will not be open to the public; however, there will be a live webcast of the ceremony. The web address will be provided separately before the ceremony. Anyone who would like to make a donation to the families of the missing Coast Guard aircrew can do so with the Coast Guard Foundation at CoastGuardFoundation.org or by calling 860-535-0786.

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