Text of Rear Adm. Manson K. Brown’s remarks on release of ‘Coast Guard 6505’ investigation

Following are the remarks of RADM Manson K. Brown on the release of the Final Action Memo and Final Decision Letter pertaining to the investigations into the mishap involving the Coast Guard rescue helicopter CG-6505 .  The remarks were delivered today at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii. Good morning and thank you for joining us here at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point. This morning,...

Coast Guard releases findings of investigation into fatal 2008 rescue helicopter crash

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard released the results of its investigation here today into the loss of an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point approximately five miles south of Honolulu International Airport Sept. 4, 2008.

U.S. Coast Guard to release investigation findings of fatal 2008 rescue helicopter crash Friday

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a press conference at Air Station Barbers Point Friday morning in conjunction with releasing the results of its investigation into the loss of ‘Coast Guard 6505’ the evening of Sept. 4, 2008.

Time Running Out for Coast Guard Memorial

On the night of 4 September 2008 Coast Guard helicopter 6505 was conducting an over-water training mission south of Honolulu, Hawaii. While delivering a rescue basket to a Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat something went terribly wrong and the aircraft descended to the water with two pilots, a flight mechanic and a rescue swimmer onboard. On this fateful night the following men lost their lives: Commander...

FAA Releases Air Traffic Control Recordings of Coast Guard Helicopter Crash

The Pentagon Channel reports that the Federal Aviation Administration has released air traffic control recordings from a fatal Coast Guard helicopter crash in Hawaii.

Salvage operations concluded for recovery of downed Coast Guard helicopter

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard has completed the salvage recovery phase of the investigation of a fatal HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crash off Oahu Sept. 4, 2008.

Funeral Scheduled for CG-6505 Crew Member AST1 David Skimin

Washington – The Coast Guard announced today that a memorial service for Petty Office First Class David Skimin will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2008. AST1 Skimin was killed on September 4, 20008 in Hawaii when the HH-65C helicopter he was flying in, CG-6505, crashed. The memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Lattter Day Saints, 3860 N. Waterman Ave,...

Commandants Statement Concerning Downed Coast Guard Helicopter

The following All Hands Message from Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard was issued today. To the Men and Women of the Coast Guard: It is with great regret that I inform you of a tragic loss of three of our shipmates. Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Andrew Wischmeier, Aviation Survival Technician First Class (AST1) David Skimin and Aviation Maintenance Technician Second Class (AMT2) Joshua...