US Army suspends search for 5 missing soldiers following Black Hawk crash over Hawaii
The Black Hawk helicopter crashed on August 16, almost one week ago(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Whitney)
The active, nearly week-long search for five missing aircrew members was suspended Monday, following a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, on August 16.
The U.S. Army has identified the following missing soldiers:
- 1st Lt. Kathryn Bailey of Hope Mills, North Carolina;
- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian Woeber of Decatur, Alabama;
- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Cantrell of Wichita Falls, Texas; all three of whom were on the helicopter;
- Staff Sgt. Abigail Milam of Jenkins, Kentucky; and,
- Sgt. Michael Nelson of Antioch, Tennessee.
Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli said the soldiers have not been found and their families have been notified, according to a report.
The U.S. Army has not yet determined the cause of the crash.
Two Black Hawk aircrews were reportedly training between Kaena Point and Dillingham Airfield when communications were lost.