A U.S. Navy ship operates off Haleiwa harbor near Haleiwa, Hawaii on, Jan 15, 2016, where two U.S. Marine helicopters crashed into the ocean overnight.
Craig T. Kojima—Honolulu Star-Advertiser/AP
By NBC News
January 20, 2016

The Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended the search for survivors of a Marine helicopter crash off the coast of Oahu last week.

“I know I speak for the entire Coast Guard when I say our thoughts and prayers are with Marine Corps helicopter squadron 463 and particularly with families and loved ones of those missing,” Coast Guard Capt. Jim Jenkins said at a news conference Tuesday.

Twelve Marines were aboard the two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters that crashed off Oahu’s north shore Thursday night.

Investigators believe the aircraft collided in midair while conducting what has been described as routine nighttime…

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