Coast Guard releases final report on fatal Alabama helicopter crash

Coast Guard releases final report on fatal Alabama helicopter crash
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile holds memorial service for crew of 6535

MOBILE, Ala. — Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile held a memorial service to pay tribute to the crew of Coast Guard helicopter 6535 at the unit, Friday. Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron, Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge, Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight, and Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor were aboard Coast Guard 6535 when it fatally crashed during a nighttime training flight in Mobile Bay, Feb. 28,...

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City honors fallen flight crew

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City honors fallen flight crew
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard honored the crew of Coast Guard 6535 during a ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., Friday. On Feb. 28, 2012, the Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter 6535 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 3rd...

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 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...

Coast Guard expands recovery operations for missing air crewmember

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard continues recovery operations, Wednesday, for the missing crewmember of MH-6535 that crashed in Mobile Bay. Additional responders and resources are in place to search for Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight of Thomasville. More sophisticated side-scan sonar capabilities have been added to assist diving operations. Air, surface and shoreline patrols continue, and the...

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...