Friday, November 6, 2009
SAN DIEGO A memorial service will be held for seven Coast Guard members who died last week when their airplane collided with a Marine helicopter off of San Diego.
Two Marines also were killed.
The ceremony on Friday morning is at the Sacramento station where the C-130 was based. The 11 a.m. service will be broadcast live on the Internet.
The plane was searching for a missing boater when it collided with the Marine helicopter, which was on a training exercise.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Allyson Conroy says a search has ended and no bodies have been recovered. However, a Coast Guard cutter is staying at the crash site in case other boats find wreckage.
A joint Marines-Coast Guard board is investigating the cause of the crash.