US Navy, Coast Guard searching for downed helicopter

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy, Coast Guard searching for downed helicopter off Hawaii View post tag: Molokai US Navy, Coast Guard searching for downed helicopter off Hawaii October 17, 2017 The US Navy and Coast Guard have sent aircraft and vessel crews in response to reports of a crashed helicopter of the coast of Molokai, Hawaii, October 16.According to the coast guard, the downed helicopter is a privately owned Robinson R44 helicopter with two people aboard.Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Response Coordination Center received a call from the Honolulu International Airport control tower at 7:26 p.m., reporting they had lost communications with the helicopter.The helicopter was reported to have left Honolulu today on a day trip to Molokai and was on its way back.Units taking part in search efforts include HC-130 Hercules airplane and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station BarbersPoint, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ahi (WPB 87364) and a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter aircrew from Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37.The coast guard said the aircrews located debris along with chemlights in the water. View post tag: US Navy View post tag: US Coast Guard Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

George Clinton Announces His Retirement From Touring

first_imgYesterday, George Clinton announced that he is going to retire from touring in May 2019. The Parliament/Funkadelic frontman, who turns 77 in July, has more than 50 dates scheduled between now and Near Year’s, including shows in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.“This has been coming a long time,” Clinton told Billboard. “Anyone who has been to the shows over the past couple of years has noticed that I’ve been out front less and less.”The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recently underwent pacemaker surgery, however, Clinton emphasized that the surgery had no direct influence on his decision.“Truth be told…It’s never really been about me. It’s always been about the music and the band. That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.”In January, Clinton revived his long-dormant funk outfit Parliament for the group’s first album in nearly four decades. Dubbed Medicaid Fraud Dog, the forthcoming record is a long-awaited follow up to the band’s 1980 LP, Trombipulation. With its slow-burning funk groove, female background singers, hand-clapping beat and a guest appearance by Geto Boys rapper Scarface, the song is a hodgepodge of sounds that harkens back to Parliament’s heyday while also embracing more modern musical styles. You can listen to the album’s debut single, “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me” below.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Head to George Clinton’s website for a list of upcoming tour dates.last_img read more