Missing After Army Helicopter Downed Near Hawaii

A Sikorsky UH 60 A  L Black Hawk helicopter

A Sikorsky UH 60 A L Black Hawk helicopter

Rescue crews are searching for an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with five people aboard that crashed about two miles off Kaena Point late Tuesday.

A debris field was spotted near Kaena Point by the Coast Guard Hercules and Army Black Hawk aircrews at 11:28 p.m.

Officials said they they lost communications with one of their UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

The two helicopters are elements of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade.

A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.

The search later moved to an area about 5 miles (8 kilometers) offshore where currents moving in different directions converge.

The search began immediately after one aircrew lost visual and video contact with the other helicopter, Kellogg said.

The aircraft went down Tuesday night off the largely uninhabited Kaena Point on the west side of the island. At the moment, rescue operations are used a plane, two helicopters and several boats.

"We received a call at 10:08 p.m. Tuesday", she said.

The crashed helicopter are from Wheeler Army Airfield, she added.

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