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...

Laser pointer user attempts to distract Coast Guard helicopter after late night search

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – A Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Humboldt Bay was illuminated with a laser last week following a late night search during a distress call south of the Humboldt Bay entrance. Fortunately, the pilot at the controls was not affected by the laser and the aircraft remained under control. At approximately 10:30 p.m. last Saturday, the crew in the Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin...

Coast Guard helicopter crew targeted with laser pointer

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ­– A Coast Guard helicopter crew roughly two miles off the coast of Ocean City, N.J., was targeted by an individual with a laser pointer at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., was performing hoist training with a TowBoatUS crew when the helicopter was targeted with a laser pointer. The TowBoatUS...

Coast Guard Concerned over Lasers Pointers at Shore Communities

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Coast Guard would like to remind people about the dangers of pointing lasers into the sky. Even small laser pointers sold to the general public, pointed at an aircraft, can have serious and disastrous effects on pilots’ vision.

Coast Guard searching for downed Piper PA-30 civilian aircraft

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard is assisting multiple agencies in a search for two people on board a Piper PA-30 aircraft reported to have crashed 5 miles northwest of Port Mansfield, Friday.