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Search area expands for Army helicopter missing off Hawaii


August 18, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it was now searching up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) off Hawaii for five soldiers missing after their Black Hawk helicopter crashed during nighttime training.

Swift and dynamic currents prompted the rapid expansion. About 24 hours earlier, the search was focused on waters about 5 miles (8 kilometers) off shore.

Coast Guard officials said they were prepared for this, as the search entered a third night. Two pilots and three air crew members went missing when their helicopter lost communication with another Black Hawk at about 9:30 p.m. Tues...

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