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12 missing after military helicopters collide mid-air

CH-53 helicopter seen in this file image Credit: Reuters

Twelve people are missing after two US Marine helicopters collided mid-air off the Hawaii.

A tweet from the Marine Corps confirmed the collision, saying there was an "active search and rescue" for two CH-53 transport helicopters off the coast of Oahu.

They reported the collision just before midnight (about 10am UK time) but there was no immediate word on fatalities or what caused the collision.

Debris from the craft has been spotted two and a half miles off the Oahu coast, near the town of Haleiwa.