HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two Marine helicopters have collided off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers tells The Associated Press that the Marine Corps reported a collision of two helicopters off the coast just before midnight.
Mooers says each aircraft had six people aboard.
She says a debris field has been spotted 2 ½ miles off the coast, near the town of Haleiwa.
The Marine Corp has tweeted that there is an active search and rescue underway for two CH-53s — transport helicopters.
The Marine Corps can confirm there is an active search and rescue for 2 CH-53's of the coast of Oahu. pic.twitter.com/3eIHloJYOx
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) January 15, 2016
There was no immediate word on what caused the collision or if any survivors have been found.