Four presumed dead in California Marine helicopter crash

Four presumed dead in California Marine helicopter crash
Marine helicopter (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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Four U.S. Marines are presumed to have perished in the crash of a CH-53E helicopter during a routine training mission in southern California, near the border with Mexico.

The “Super Stallion” helicopter went down at about 2:35 p.m. Tuesday in the vicinity of El Centro, California, according to a statement from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

“Four crew members were aboard the aircraft,” the statement said. “The status of all four is presumed dead pending positive identification.”

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No cause was given for the crash, which is under investigation.

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