29-Mar-11 Sikorsky MH-53 Kaneohe, US-Hawaii (1F)

One fatality, two critical, one serious aboard USMC H-53 helicopter which came down in the sea two miles off Kaneohe Air Station.  USCG and Honolulu Fire Dept helicopters attending.  Fatality later named as Cpl. Jonathan D. Faircloth, 22, of Mechanicsburg, PA.  Others on board were pilot Maj. Clinton J. Collins, co-pilot Capt. Kevin F. Hayles, and crew chief Cpl. Ronnie E. Brandafino.

Date:
29 March, 2011
Make:
Sikorsky
Model:
CH-53
Location:
in the sea two miles off Kaneohe Air Station
Country:
US-Hawaii
Civil / Military:
Military
Fatalities:
1
Operator:
US-Marine-Corps
Link:
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=14346761
Link:
http://www.kitv.com/news/27366963/detail.html
Link:
http://www.khon2.com/mostpopular/story/UPDATE-Military-helicopter-crash-off-Marine-Corps/Ug1EuFMDikWAMAZY8vjJQw.cspx

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