Responders rescue 2 pilots from downed small plane off Kona, Hawaii

Responders rescue 2 pilots from downed small plane off Kona, Hawaii
Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department personnel stand with the mother of Sidney Uemoto following her daughter’s rescue nine miles off Kona, Hawaii, July 15, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo HONOLULU — Survivors of a downed small plane were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard off Kona, Frday, following a joint search involving the U.S. Navy, Royal New Zealand air force, U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard...

Joint search for two pilots off Kona coast continues Friday

Joint search for two pilots off Kona coast continues Friday
HONOLULU — A joint search for two pilots from a small plane reportedly downed off the Kona coast continues, Friday. Currently searching are a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB-1349), a Navy MH-60R helicopter off the USS Chung Hoon (DDG-93) and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3K2 Orion airplane. The Chung Hoon and Orion aircrew are...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to report of downed aircraft off Kona, Hawaii

Coast Guard, Navy respond to report of downed aircraft off Kona, Hawaii
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy are responded to report of a downed aircraft off Kona, Hawaii, Thursday. Currently searching are HC-130 Hercules airplane crews and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point with a Navy MH-60R helicopter crew from the USS Chung Hoon (DDG-93). The Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB-1349) is en route. At 3:15 p.m. watchstanders...