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« on: February 23, 2012, 09:46:34 PM »

Crash was 1 of deadliest for Marines in years

http://news.yahoo.com/crash-1-deadliest-marines-years-235827888.html 

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A collision that killed seven Marines in one of the Marine Corps' deadliest aviation training accidents in years occurred over a sprawling desert range favored by the U.S. military because its craggy mountains and hot, dusty conditions are similar to Afghanistan's harsh environment.

Officials were scrambling Thursday to determine what caused the AH-1W Cobra and UH-1 Huey to crash during a routine exercise Wednesday night when skies were clear and the weather was mild.

There were no survivors in the accident near the Chocolate Mountains along the California-Arizona border.

It was the fifth aviation accident since March involving the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing headquartered at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego. Throughout the Navy and Marine Corps, there have only been two other aviation training accidents in the past five years involving seven or more deaths, according to the military's Naval Safety Center... 

http://news.yahoo.com/crash-1-deadliest-marines-years-235827888.html

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 09:21:10 AM »

That is sad.  Bluesad
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 12:19:57 PM »

Damn shame.
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 01:27:58 PM »

A friend of mine who just got a civilian job was telling me the other day that surviving five helicopter crashes was his limit; he's had enough of that.

I will keep these guys and their families in my thoughts and prayers.
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