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(OAHU, Hawaii) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has responded to a report of a military aircraft collision involving two helicopters off the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Chief Petite Officer Fara Mooers told ABC News.

Responders are searching for 12 people in a debris field 2 miles off the coast of Haleiwa. Each helicopter was carrying six people.

The Coast Guard received a call from the Marine Core Air Station, Kane’ohe Bay, at 11:38 p.m. local time Thursday requesting assistance.

Officials launched Coast Guard aircraft — a MH65 helicopter and an HC130 Coast Guard airplane — from Oahu.

The Coast Guard is searching the debris with assistance from a Navy helicopter crew and the Honolulu Fire Department with a helicopter and rescue boat on scene.

They have not located any personnel at this time and are continuing to search.

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