Coast Guard Dismisses Criminal Charges Against Sole Survivor of Air Station Sitka Helicopter Crash

JUNEAU, Alaska — The 17th Coast Guard District commander, Rear Adm. Thomas P. Ostebo, dismissed criminal charges without prejudice against Lt. Lance Leone Tuesday, stemming from his role as co-pilot of Coast Guard helicopter CG-6017, which crashed on July 7, 2010. Leone, the sole survivor of the crash, was charged Sept. 30, 2011, with violating three punitive articles of the Uniform Code of Military...

Coast Guard to conduct memorial service for Sitka-based helicopter crew at Station Quillayute River

SEATTLE – The Thirteenth Coast Guard District will conduct a memorial service on Monday, July 19, 2010, at 1 p.m., for the fallen members of the CG-6017 Jayhawk helicopter crew that crashed off the coast of La Push, Wash., on July 7, 2010.