San Diego, CA (Off Shore) Helicopter Crash, Jan 1985
COPTER CRASHES AT SEA - ONE DEAD.
San Diego (UPI) - A North Island Naval Air Station helicopter crashed at sea late Tuesday, killing one crewman and leaving one missing and presumed dead; two others were rescued uninjured, the Navy announced
Ken Mitchell, spokesman for the air station located at the entrance to San Diego Bay, identified the dead aviator as Lt. Cmdr. DAVE CARLOS, San Diego. Missing was Petty Officer 3rd Class MICHAEL D. AMPONG, of Lahaina, Hawaii. The Navy terminated its search for him after nine hours.
Rescued were Lt. WICKLIFF PAUL, San Diego, and Petty Officer 3rd Class MICHAEL BUMANGLUG, San Diego.
Mitchell said the Kama H-2 Seasprite helicopter was attached to Helicopter Antisubmarine Warfare Squadron 33. Its crew was on a routine qualifying drill, practicing landings on and takeoffs from the deck of a frigate, when the accident occurred. Military authorities were investigating.
Ukiah Daily Journal California 1985-01-27