Fog Delays Recovery In Military Helicopter Crash
NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Grieving families and comrades of 11 soldiers and Marines whose Black Hawk helicopter slammed into the water during a training exercise can only wait until the dense fog clears and rough seas calm enough for their bodies to be recovered from the wreckage, which settled in just 25 feet of water.
The Army says it has recovered the bodies of two of the four soldiers from the Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter. The search continues for the remains of others on the helicopter.
The helicopter went down in thick fog Tuesday night during a routine training mission at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle.
Military officials say they need better weather before they can pull the helicopter from the bottom of Santa Rosa Sound.