20 January 2012

HMH-363 CH-53D Crash

A Kāne‘ohe-based US Marine Corps CH-53D from HMH-363 "Red Lions" crashed yesterday in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, killing all six on board. The unit is on a one-year deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom, and are scheduled to return to Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i in March.

Pictured above, is a CH-53D from the HMH-363 "Red Lions" that was on static display at the 2010 Kāne‘ohe Bay Air Show.

It's with heavy hearts that we express our condolences to the families of those who perished on the CH-53D, who were serving our country and protecting our freedoms. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Thank you for serving our country.

Hawai‘i News Now coverage.

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