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Old 04-01-2019, 10:37 AM
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Unhappy Two US Marines killed in helicopter crash during training exercise

Two US Marines killed in helicopter crash during training exercise
By: BBC 4-1-19

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An AH-1Z Viper helicopter is serviced in Yuma

Two US Marine pilots were killed in a helicopter crash during a training exercise in Arizona, US officials have said.

Their AH-1Z Viper helicopter went down near the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma on Saturday around 20:45 local time (05:45 GMT Sunday).

The pilots were taking part in a "routine training mission", the Marines said in a news release.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

Their mission was part of the "Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 2-19", the Marines said on Sunday.

The service members have not been publicly identified, pending family notifications.

The base is located about 2 miles (3.2km) from Yuma, in the southeastern part of Arizona near the US-Mexico border.

The 1,300 square mile facility (3,367 km/sq) is one of the largest military installations in the world, according to the Associated Press.

In a tweet on Sunday, the Marines said: "Our condolences go out to the families and friends of our two pilots who we lost last night in Yuma".


Personal note: Condolences go out to the Family members and Friend's of these two lost pilots. Their names are not yet given by the Marine Corp pending family notifications.

Respects by both Boats & PatriotFile Members.

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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