U.S. to step up search for two missing aircraft air crash
data for: U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Cobra helicopter gunships
data for: the U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules transport aircraft
Xinhua Los Angeles, October 30 (Reporter Wang Jun) U.S. Coast Guard and Marine Corps and other departments are still the two aircraft at 30 air crash occurred waters searching for the missing nine staff.
According to a U.S. Coast Guard officer introduced, local time at 19:10 on the 29th, a Coast Guard C-130 transport aircraft and is a training mission of a Marine Corps AH -1W “Cobra” helicopters collided in the air, transport aircraft and helicopters on the 7 on the two missing.
the accident site is located in San Diego County, California, West Coast and San Clemente Island, between the sky, about 24 km from the shore. After the incident, after a pilot reported here to see the fire when the aircraft collided. Search and rescue personnel in the San Diego coast 80 km far from the sea found some aircraft debris. Coast Guard, Marine Corps and deployed a large number of other relevant search and rescue aircraft and boats, but so far not found any survivors.
U.S. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman believes that two of the nine people on the plane crash may have been killed in the collision process.
present, investigators have opened an investigation led to this from the plane crash causes.