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Updated: August 16, 2017

5 missing after Army helicopter reported down off coast of Hawaii

File photo: Blackhawk helicopter

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

OAHU, Hawaii —

U.S. Coast Guard and Army officials were responding Wednesday morning to reports of a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter off the coast of Hawaii.

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The helicopter had five crew on board when it reportedly went down, Coast Guard officials said. Officials spotted a debris field just before 11:30 p.m. local time Tuesday near Oahu’s Kaena Point.

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