Four presumed dead in California Marine helicopter crash

A Marine helicopter crashed during a Southern California training mission along with all four crew members were believed killed, the military said.

The CH-53E Super Stallion went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near El Centro, a few miles by the U.S.-Mexico border.

The helicopter was with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing out of the Miramar air station in San Diego, according to a base press statement.

The nearby Naval Air Facility El Centro messaged in which the crash site was north of Plaster City, west of El Centro.

The cause of the crash is actually under investigation.

The names of the crewmembers will be withheld until 24 hours after their relatives are notified, the Miramar base said.

Tuesday’s California crash is actually the deadliest involving a Marine aircraft since a KC130T transport plane went down in Mississippi last July, killing 15 Marines along using a sailor.

The California crash also occurred on the same day in which a Marine Harrier jet crashed during takeoff by an airport inside the East African nation of Djibouti. The pilot managed to eject along with was being medically evaluated, military officials said.

The CH-53E Super Stallion is actually the largest helicopter inside the U.S. military. This particular is actually used for minesweeping along with transport along with can carry dozens of troops along with tons of cargo.

Two years ago, 12 Marines died when two of the helicopters collided off the coast of Oahu in Hawaii.

Last October, a CH-53E helicopter crashed along with burned in Okinawa however nobody was injured.

In 2005, 31 people died when a CH-53E helicopter went down in Iraq during a sandstorm.

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