U.S. Coast Guard to suspend search for missing pilot; releases identity

HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue crews plan to suspend the search for a Coast Guard pilot missing after an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crashed Thursday evening approximately five miles south of Honolulu International Airport. The pilot, Cmdr. Thomas Nelson, 42, of Staten Island, N.Y., went missing after the HH-65 crashed with three other crewmembers aboard during a training flight off...

UPDATE: Search continues for missing U.S. Coast Guard air crew member

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search the ocean south of Oahu today for one its own, a missing aviator from a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter which crashed Thursday. The search area extends 40 miles off shore and stretches 35 miles from Barbers Point to Diamond Head. Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department search crews have conducted more than 60 sorties, or missions, in the...

Search for missing U.S. Coast Guard aviator to continues

HONOLULU — Search crews from U.S. Coast Guard units in Hawaii continued the search for one of their own overnight Friday, Sept. 5. A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crashed Thursday night five miles south of Honolulu International Airport. Coast Guard search crews aboard the 87-foot patrol boat Kittiwake, aboard two HH-65s from Air Station Barbers Point and aboard two 25-foot small...