Friday, October 30, 2009

Nine missing subsequent to US air crash

A seek is under way for nine people missing after a US Coast Guard airplane and a military helicopter crashed off the coast of southern California.

The crash is believed to have happened 16 miles (27km) east of the US Navy-owned San Clemente Island.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman said a pilot reported seeing a fireball close to the area.

The Marine Corps said the helicopter was an AH-1 Super Cobra assault aircraft with seven community on board.

The airplane - a C-130 aircraft - is believed to have had two public on board.
Coast Guard spokes lady Allyson Conroy said the crash happened on Thursday at regarding 1910 local time (0210 GMT, Friday).

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