SAN DIEGO – Aircraft and ships are scouring the ocean off San Diego for any signs of survivors of a nighttime collision of a airplane and a Marine Corps attack helicopter.
A crew of seven was aboard the airplane and two were aboard the helicopter when the aircraft collided Thursday night 50 miles west of the San Clemente Island, a Navy training site. and 15 miles east of
Coast Guard Petty Officer Levi Read says the search is focused on the area of a debris field.
Read says that at the time of the crash, the C-130 was searching for a man in a skiff who was reported missing out of Los Angeles.
The Camp Pendleton-based AH-1