Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

In the United States crashed helicopter Marines

In the United States crashed helicopter Marines

The Marine Corps CH 53E Super Stallion helicopter allegedly belonged into the Three Marine Aircraft Wing in Hillcrest.

Four US Marines are presumed dead following a helicopter crash during a training mission in southern California.

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The most recent serious mishap involving a CH-53E occurred in the early evening of October 10 near Futenma Marine Corps Air Station in Japan. The names of the deceased will be withheld until family has been notified.

Marine officials said it was too early to determine what caused Tuesday's crash. Though powerful enough to lift every aircraft in the Marine inventory except the KC-130, the CH-53E Super Stallion is compact enough to deploy on amphibious assault ships, and has the armament, speed and agility to qualify as much more than a heavy lifter. El Centro is approximately 113 miles east of San Diego, CBS San Diego affiliate KFMB-TV notes.

According to the Associated Press, the CH-53E Super Stallion crash is the deadliest to involve a military aircraft since 15 Marines and a sailor were killed after a KC130T transport plane went down in MS in July 2017. It is essentially used for minesweeping, transportation and is capable of carrying dozens of troops and tons of cargo. The Marine Corps said USMC refuse to give the identities of those killed.

The pilot ejected and was listed in stable condition at Camp Lemonnier's expeditionary medical facility, said Cmdr.

No personnel on the ground were injured and there was no damage to the airport's infrastructure.

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