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U.S. Coast Guard ends search for Army troops missing in helicopter crash

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Posted at 3:38 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 18:38:09-04

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The search was suspended Monday for five U.S. Army soldiers who were in a helicopter that crashed off Oahu last week, said the U.S. Coast Guard.

Two Black Hawk helicopters were on a training mission when one crew lost contact with the other helicopter.

Coast Guard crews searched 68,000 nautical miles of ocean.  The crews recovered pieces of helicopter fuselage and a helmet.

Strong currents pushed the debris to remote areas of the ocean, said officials.