Three killed in Coast Guard helicopter crash, one remains missing

HONOLULU —  Coast Guard spokesman Lt. John Titchen says that three members of the crew of an HH-65 helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point were killed when their helicopter crashed in waters about five miles south of Honolulu last night.  Another crewmember remains  missing.

The helicopter crashed at 8:15 p.m. Thursday as the crew was conducting search and rescue drills with a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Station Honolulu.

The Coast Guard is not releasing the names of the crewmembers at this time.

The HH-65 helicopter was manufactured for the Coast Guard by Aerospatiale in the 1980’s and is not capable of water landings.

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