Military responding to crash of contractor helicopter in Hawaii close to Kauai missile facility

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A civilian contracted helicopter crashed in Hawaii on Tuesday in the vicinity of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Kauai County, according to the U.S. army.

A PMRF statement said emergency staff at the facility responded to the crash just just after 10 a.m., in close proximity to the north place of the Barking Sands set up. The helicopter was flying in help of a array coaching operation.

“Information and facts on casualties will be launched after accessible.,” the statement included. 


Radar and communication equipment at Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii, USA.

Radar and interaction gear at Pacific Missile Assortment Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii, United states of america.

Pacific Missile Array Facility Barking Sands, a U.S. naval facility, is the world’s major instrumented, “multi-dimensional” testing and schooling missile vary, according to the U.S. Navy. 

“PMRF is the only assortment in the world wherever submarines, floor ships, aircraft, and space autos can run and be tracked concurrently,” the Navy included. 

It’s unclear at this time how quite a few men and women were being on board the helicopter. An investigation is established to be underway to identify the lead to of the incident. 

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The crash happened soon after two Black Hawk helicopters ended up involved in a training accident in Utah on Tuesday. 

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No crew associates were hurt all through that coaching accident, according to the Utah Nationwide Guard. 

This is a producing story. Examine again for updates. 

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