Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew

Coast Guard seeks public information after laser strike hits Port Angeles aircrew
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard seeks information from the public to locate a suspect or suspects who pointed a green laser light at a Coast Guard helicopter crew conducting training at Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Wednesday evening. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely landed after they were hit by a laser multiple times. The aircrew conducted visual acuity...

Coast Guard assists in response to crashed aircraft on a Columbia River sandbar

Coast Guard assists in response to crashed aircraft on a Columbia River sandbar
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard crews assisted local agency partners in response to an aircraft, which reportedly flipped over while he attempted to land on a Wallace Island sandbar, on the Columbia River, Tuesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River landed on the sandbar, picked up the pilot,...

Coast Guard helicopter avoids drone strike in Port Angeles

Coast Guard helicopter avoids drone strike in Port Angeles
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew was 300 feet in the air conducting training when they had a near-miss collision with a recreational drone in the vicinity of Fairchild International Airport, Saturday. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles was conducting low-level training...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from downed airplane

Coast Guard rescues 4 from downed airplane
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from the Atchafalaya River approximately 17 nautical miles south of Patterson, Louisiana, Tuesday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received notification from the Federal Aviation Administration at 4:59 p.m. that a Piper PA-34 twin-engine airplane...

Coast Guard reminds civilians that drones are not permitted over flood-afflicted areas

Coast Guard reminds civilians that drones are not permitted over flood-afflicted areas
NEW ORLEANS—Civilians are reminded that flying drones is prohibited in the Beaumont, Port Neches, Nederland, and Port Arthur, Texas, areas while search and rescue operations are underway following Hurricane Harvey. Federal Aviation Administration Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) have been established in these areas until Tuesday. While a TFR is in place, you cannot fly a drone without specific...

Laser strike interrupts Coast Guard training operation, endangers crews

Laser strike interrupts Coast Guard training operation, endangers crews
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Two Coast Guard helicopter crews were targeted by a person using a green laser pointer near Richmond Hill, Monday evening. No crewmembers aboard either helicopter were injured. The helicopter crews, based out of Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, were performing training when they noticed a green laser trying to track their flight path. Both aircraft attempted to maneuver to avoid...

Multiple dangerous helicopter incidents prompt Coast Guard to seek help from community

Multiple dangerous helicopter incidents prompt Coast Guard to seek help from community
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is requesting help from the public to gather information about two recent incidents, involving green lasers directed at Coast Guard helicopters near Lenox Township, Michigan, and Clyde Township, Michigan, which put air crews in danger and resulted in aborted missions. About 8:15 p.m. Oct. 17 a crew aboard a Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit was...

3 … 2 … 1 … SCIENCE!

3 … 2 … 1 … SCIENCE!
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham and Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen From the cockpit to the classroom, one Coast Guard pilot is using his aviation background to get students excited about science. Lt. Jeremy McKenzie, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., championed a project at Ellison School in Vineland, N.J., to launch a weather balloon...

Laser aimed at Coast Guard airplane prompts investigation

Laser aimed at Coast Guard airplane prompts investigation
HONOLULU ­– A Coast Guard aircraft crew was targeted by an individual with a laser pointer while flying into Kalaeloa Airport on Oahu, late Tuesday night. The lased HC-130 Hercules airplane crew was returning to Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point from a Department of Defense support mission when the incident occurred. Three crewmembers observed the laser sweeping the aircraft, but no one was...