A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, Marine Aircraft Group 24, provides on-scene awareness for a downed civilian helicopter that made an emergency landing on a sandbar in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Oct. 22, 2018. The Marine Corps helicopters were in the area conducting routine operations when notified by the Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Air Traffic Control Tower that a civilian aircraft had fallen off of their radar. Marine Corps Base Hawaii also launched watercraft to assist with the rescue if needed. U.S. Marines in Hawaii stand ready to respond during any time of crisis; from local assistance and disaster relief to supporting our partners and allies throughout the Indo-Pacific.


U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cp.l Brendan Custer


See footage of Marine Corps helicopters operating in Hawaii below: