Loss of Coast Guard Aircraft 6017

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  1. Luigi59

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    Loss of Coast Guard Aircraft 6017

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010

    From: Papp, Robert ADM
    Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 8:19 PM
    Subject: Loss of Coast Guard Aircraft 6017

    Shipmates,

    It is with deep regret and sadness that I report the crash of CG6017 today along the coast near La Push, WA. CG6017, flown by a four person crew from Air Station Sitka, was in transit from Astoria, Oregon, to Sitka, Alaska. A multi-agency search and rescue effort located the four crewmembers; one was severely injured and three were deceased.

    Although many of you want to know the names and status of the crew, we are following the appropriate notification procedures. We will release additional information to all of you as soon as possible.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the officers and crew of Air Station Sitka and their families. Our immediate focus is on providing the necessary care and support to the families of the crew and their shipmates. We will dispatch every resource and provide support services required to meet their needs. The Seventeenth District Commander, RADM Colvin, is headed to Air Station Sitka to stand by our shipmates and their families.

    We will conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mishap to determine the cause and help prevent future incidents. CG6017 salvage and recovery efforts are underway.

    Additionally, I am directing operational commanders to conduct a safety stand down for every Air Station in the Coast Guard. The details of which will be conveyed in separate correspondence, a “personal for” message to Air Station commanding officers.

    I ask all of you to please take a moment to pause and reflect on your duties and responsibilities as you stand the watch.

    Semper Paratus,

    Admiral Bob Papp
    Commandant
     
  2. LineInTheSand

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    Rough time in the Coast Guard. Keep the family members of the lost Coasties in your prayers.
     
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    "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect."

    — Captain A. G. Lamplugh

    Thankfully, such events are rare.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I wish they were rarer.

    HH-65 crash from Barbers Point, HI in late 2008, all hands lost.

    HC-130 crash off of San Diego, CA late 2009, all hands lost.

    HH-60 crash in Utah in early 2010, injuries but no deaths.

    HH-65 crash in Great Lakes in early/mid 2010, minor injuries but no deaths.

    HH-60 crash off of Washington coast yesterday, three killed, one injured.
     
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    Yes, we all do. Thankfully, due to the professionalism of military aviation, our aircrews are in more danger driving to work than they are in the air.

    One of my old birds went down in Afghanistan last week. Thank god they escaped with their lives.

    On Memorial Day, I'd given thought to listing Army aircrews losses, but one airframe has lost over 40 ships in the past 7 years. Hard to take account of the magnitude of such incidents.
     
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    The four crew members of a Coast Guard helicopter that crashed Wednesday morning while flying to their base in Sitka, Alaska, have been identified.

    The helicopter's commander and two air crewmen died when the MH-60 Jayhawk crashed off James Island, WA.

    Killed were:

    • LT Sean D. Krueger, 33, Seymour, CT

    • AMT1 Adam C. Hoke, 40, Great Falls, MT

    • AMT2 Brett M. Banks, 33, Green River, WY

    The helicopter's co-pilot, LT Lance D. Leone, 29, of Ventura, Calif., survived the crash.
     
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    As it is within each branch of the Navy and especially within specific communities in each branch.
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    You know the junior ones as well.
     
  9. Luigi59

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    The late LT Krueger was a member of the USCGA class of 2000.

    LT Leone was a member of the USCGA class of 2002.
     
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    CGA holds memorial service for crew of CG 6017

    News Release
    Date: July 13, 2010
    Contact: CGA Public Affairs
    (860) 444-8270


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    U.S. COAST GUARD ACADEMY, Conn. - The Coast Guard Academy held a brief memorial service today in honor of the fallen aircrew of CG-6017 on the Washington Parade Field.

    The service was held at 7:45 a.m. on the front steps of Hamilton Hall with Rear Adm. J. Scott Burhoe, superintendent of the Academy, giving brief remarks followed by the observation of morning colors at 8:00 a.m.

    Deceased are:

    Lt. Sean D. Krueger, 33, of Seymour, Conn. The Aircraft Commander was married with three children. Krueger graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2000. His awards/accolades include: Air Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, four Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Service Medals, Coast Guard Unit Commendation Medal, three Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendations, Commandant's Letter of Commendation, Armed Forces Service Medal, Global War Terror Service Medal, Coast Guard "E" Ribbon, two National Defense Service Medals, two Humanitarian Service Medals, Coast Guard Overseas Service Medal, Coast Guard Pistol Expert Medal, Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation, Transportation 9-11 Medal, DOT Outstanding Unit Award. He served in the Coast Guard for more than 10 years.

    AMT1 Adam C. Hoke, 40, of Great Falls, Mont. The Air Crewman was single with one child. His awards/accolades include: Aircrew Insignia, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, two Coast Guard Unit Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendations, Global War Terror Service Medal, two Commandant's Letter of Commendations, Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation, two Coast Guard "E" Ribbons, two National Defense Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation, five Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, DOT Outstanding Unit Award, Coast Guard Rifle Marksman Ribbon, Coast Guard Rifle Expert Ribbon, Coast Guard Pistol Sharpshooter Ribbon. He served in the Coast Guard for more than 17 years.

    AMT2 Brett M. Banks, 33, Rock Spring, N.Y. The Air Crewman was married with two children. His awards/accolades include: three Coast Guard Unit Commendation Awards, three Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendations, two Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendations, Commandant's Letter of Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation, Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon, three Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, Transportation 9-11 Ribbon, Global War Terror Service Medal, Coast Guard Rifle Marksman Ribbon, Coast Guard Pistol Marksman Ribbon. He served in the Coast Guard for more than nine years.

    Injured:

    Lt. Lance D. Leone, 29, of Ventura, Calif., survived the crash and is being treated at a Seattle hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is married. Leone graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2002. His awards/accolades include: Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, two Coast Guard Unit Commendation Medals, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation, Global War Terror Service Medal, Commandant's Letter of Commendation, Coast Guard "E" Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation, Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon, Transportation 9-11 Ribbon, Coast Guard Rifle Sharpshooter Ribbon, Coast Guard Pistol Marksman Ribbon. He has served in the Coast Guard for more than eight years.

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    Second class cadets Joseph Dillier, Jamie Wright and Brett Godiksen held the portraits
    of the fallen aircrew during the ceremony as their classmates performed the colors ceremony.


    The Corps of Cadets, officer candidates, swabs, and AIM students were all aligned in formation surrounding the flag pole for the memorial.

    The National Ensign was placed at half-staff to honor the crew.

    The official Coast Guard memorial service is scheduled to be held today at 6:00 p.m. (EST) in Sitka, Alaska. The service will be webcast at the following links:

    http://www.yorkmedia.com/stream/uscg/2010/7.13.asx

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/alaska-public-affairs
     
  11. Pima

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    Thank you Luigi for the post.

    I have been to way too many of these services in person, and although you may not believe it, the service gives solace to the family in a different way than a traditional funeral. There is something very peaceful while you sit/stand there, that allows you to come to terms of the loss. It never leaves you, but neither do they.
     

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