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Press Release
October 11, 2005
Army National Guard launched UH-60 Blackhawk to assist in search for downed aircraft
At approximately 10:30 this morning, one UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and crew departed from the Army Aviation Flight Facility in Salem, Ore., enroute to Larch Mountain, near Camas, Washington. At 9 p.m. last night and emergency beacon was detected in this area. The beacon is reported located at the following latitude and longitude, N 4542.50/W 12216.40.
The Flight crew consists of Warrant Officers Mike Cataldo and Rob Brattain, Sgt. Kevin Hoggard and Sgt. Eckley.
The Point of contact on this operation is Tom Peterson with the Washington Department of Transportation. 206-949-1022
Mission Number 05-2755
Kay Fristad
Oregon National Guard