Aviation Training Center Mobile hosts remembrance ceremony

Aviation Training Center Mobile hosts remembrance ceremony
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile hosted a ceremony in remembrance of fallen Coast Guard aviators, Friday. The ceremony honored the aircrew of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter 6535 that was lost five years ago, Feb. 28, 2012, as well as the aircrew of Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard 1427 that was lost 35 years ago, Oct. 22, 1981. ATC Mobile crew members, along with family and friends...

Coast Guard releases final report on fatal Alabama helicopter crash

Coast Guard releases final report on fatal Alabama helicopter crash
WASHINGTON ­– Pilot error was identified as the primary cause of the crash of a Mobile, Alabama-based MH-65 Dolphin helicopter that killed all four crew on board during a training flight over Mobile Bay, Ala., Feb. 28, 2012, according to a final action memo released here, Thursday. A lack of established flight manual procedures for inadvertently entering instrument flight conditions, and a...

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to honor fallen flight crew from CG-6535

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to honor fallen flight crew from CG-6535
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to honor the crew of Coast Guard 6535 during a ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., Friday. On Feb. 28, 2012, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter went down in Mobile Bay, Ala., during a training flight, which claimed the lives of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge and Petty Officer...

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen holds memorial ceremony to honor crewmembers of Coast Guard 6535

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen held a memorial service at their base hangar in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, to pay tribute to one of their own as well as to remember the other crewmembers of Coast Guard helicopter 6535, who perished in a crash during a training mission in Mobile Bay Ala., Feb. 28, 2012. Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, a rescue helicopter pilot stationed at Air Station...

Coast Guard Recovers Body of Final Missing Crewmember from CG-6535

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard completed recovery operations, Thursday, for the missing crewmember of MH-6535 that crashed in Mobile Bay Feb. 28, 2012. The body of Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight, of Thomasville, Ala. was recovered by response personnel. “This has been a long, tasking week for all involved as we pushed forward and put in countless hours to find our fallen Guardians and...

Coast Guard holds memorial ceremony for crew of CG-6535

MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard held a memorial service in Hangar 2 at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., March 8, 2012, to pay tribute to the crew of Coast Guard helicopter 6535, who died in a crash during a training mission Feb. 28, 2012. Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge and Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight were honored during...

UPDATED: Memorial Service Scheduled for Crew of CG-6535

UPDATED: Memorial Service Scheduled for Crew of CG-6535
Mobile – The Coast Guard has announced that a memorial ceremony will be held to remember and honor the crew of CG-6535 on Thursday, March 8 at 10 AM (CST) in Hangar number 2 at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, 8501 Tanner Williams Road, Mobile, AL 36608. The Uniform for active duty attendees will be Service Dress Blue or service equivalent. Family and friends of Coast Guard members are welcome...

Coast Guard continues recovery operations in Mobile Bay

Coast Guard continues recovery operations in Mobile Bay
MOBILE, Ala.— The Coast Guard continues recovery operations, Saturday, for the missing crewmember of the MH-65C helicopter that crashed in Mobile Bay. The activities are being hampered by high winds and heavy seas. Air operations and shoreline patrols will continue to be conducted Saturday, and the Coast Guard Cutter Stingray remains onscene to enforce the safety zone. Divers and boat crews equipped...

One CG-6535 crewmember still missing as Coast Guard switches to salvage and recovery operations

One CG-6535 crewmember still missing as Coast Guard switches to salvage and recovery operations
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard recovered two crewmembers, Thursday, as the salvage of the MH-65C Dolphin helicopter that crashed in Mobile Bay continues. The remains of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, of Snow Hill, N.C., and Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, of Portland, Ore., were recovered by response personnel. The body of Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge was recovered Tuesday night after communications with...