12 Missing After 2 Military Choppers Collide in Hawaii

Coast Guard search underway
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 15, 2016 7:08 AM CST
File photo of a US Coast Guard helicopter on a search.   (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

(Newser) – Twelve people are missing after two US military helicopters collided off the coast of Hawaii's Oahu island, reports ABC News. Coast Guard and Navy search teams have spotted the debris field—including an empty life raft—about 2 miles off the coast, reports the network and CNN. The first call of the crash came in at 11:38pm Thursday, and each of the helicopters had six people aboard.

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