Two helicopters of the Armed forces of the United States, according to preliminary data, was faced in the night of Friday near the Northern coast of the island of Oahu, one of the largest Islands of the Hawaiian archipelago. According to TV channel CBS, both aircraft took off from a base the U.S. marine corps, on Board each of them were six.
As it became known to journalists, the coast guard arrived to the scene around midnight local time and found wreckage, empty life raft and a fire on the surface of the water.
At the moment, official information about whether it was possible to survive the crew were reported.
On Friday in the area of the proposed site of the crash, RIA Novosti reported wave height of 9-12 meters, which can hamper search and rescue operation.
Currently at the crash site in search of the missing 12 people participate MH65 helicopter and aircraft HC-130, said the TV channel ABC.
We will remind, in December in USA, California, crashed medical helicopter, which was flying from Fresno to the hospital Bakersfield. In the crash of a helicopter air medical service SkyLife killed four people: the pilot, a nurse, a paramedic and a patient.
Data on the causes of the crash machine is not, however, experts say that weather conditions are always a risk factor, even if the crew is experienced. It is specified that during the crash there was thick fog and it was pouring down rain.