Thu, Feb 23, 2012
Seven Service Members Fatally Injured In The Accident
An AH-1W Cobra and a UH-1Y Huey utility helicopter collided
Wednesday night during a training exercise over the California
desert, resulting in the fatal injury of seven Marines. Six were
stationed at Camp Pendleton, and one was stationed at Marine Corps
Air Station in Yuma, AZ, according the the Associated Press.
Marine Corps File Image
The accident occurred about 2000 PST. The aircraft were
operating in a remote section of the Yuma Training Range Complex
located in California. An official news release from Miramar Air
Base in San Diego indicates that the names of those service members
fatally injured are being withheld pending notification of
relatives, and that an investigation is underway.
Lt. Maureen Dooley told the AP that details are still being
gathered on the accident.
The Cobra carries a crew of two. There were five people aboard
the Huey. The weather was "pretty mild" according to Cpl. Steven
Posey, also attached to Miramar.
The area where the accident reportedly occurred is a remote
region near the Arizona/California border favored by the Corps for
training because of its similarities in terrain and conditions to
the mountainous regions of Afghanistan.
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