The Coast Guard C-130 1705, with a crew of seven, was involved in a midair collision with a Marine AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, with a crew of two. The collision occurred around 7 p.m. about 50 miles off the San Diego County coast and 15 miles east of San Clemente Island. The C-130 was engaged in a search for a missing person while the helicopter was involved in a training exercise.
The active search for survivors was suspended on Sunday Nov 1, however the 'black box' was recovered from the wreckage of the C-130 that is located at a depth of approximately 2,000. There are no plans for any continued recovery efforts.