Soldier from Letcher County missing after helicopter crash

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Abigail Milam of Letcher County, U.S. Army soldier onboard Black Hawk that crashed during training exercise off the coast of Hawaii 8-16-17

WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP/WTVQ) – A Letcher County native is among the missing after a military helicopter crash off the coast of Hawaii, according to officials.

Abigail Milam was one of five people onboard the UH-60 Black Hawk that went down during a training exercise, according to the Associated Press.

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Army officials say crews began searching the waters off of Oahu immediately after contact was lost with the helicopter.

Crews found parts of a fuselage and a helmet, according to AP.

Milam graduated from Fleming Neon High School and had classes at Southeast Community and Technical College before joining the Army.