3 Dead, 1 Missing in Hawaiian Helicopter Crash

Rescuers search for their own in Pacific Ocean
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2008 12:09 PM CDT
This image provided by the US Navy shows a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter over the waters near Oahu, Hawaii, in 2002.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Three people are dead and one missing after a Coast Guard helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Hawaii last night, the Honolulu Advertiser reports. The Dolphin rescue chopper crashed into the water about 6 miles off of Sand Island in Honolulu. The cause is unclear. A massive search continued today for the fourth crew member, KHNL-TV notes.