Marine Mishaps…

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Official: 4 dead, 1 unaccounted for in Marine Osprey crash

Four Marines were killed and another is missing after an Osprey aircraft crashed in the Southern California desert, a military official said Thursday, a day after the accident. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still ongoing. No additional details were available.

By Julie Watson and Lolita Baldor | AP

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Navy helicopter crash marks the 5th military aviation mishap in less than 2 weeks

Navy MH-60S Seahawk crashed near El Centro, California, on Thursday, making it the fifth U.S. military aviation mishap in less than two weeks. All five crew members aboard the helicopter survived and one member of the crew was treated at a local hospital for injuries that were described as “non-life-threatening,” according to U.S. Naval Air Forces.

By Jeff Schogol | Task & Purpose

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2nd military aircraft crash reported day after 5 killed

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A second military aircraft may have crashed Thursday near the California desert site where a Marine helicopter went down a day earlier, killing all five people aboard, authorities said. Naval Air Facility El Centro issued an emergency alert that said the base had received reports of a military aircraft crashing about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Yuma, Arizona, and said federal firefighters were heading there.

By Julie Watson and Lolita C. Baldor | AP

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Marine killed in training flight crash was son of former LA Dodger

One of five U.S. Marines who died during MV-22B Osprey mishap this week was 33-year-old MV-22B Pilot Capt. John J. Sax of Placer, Calif., the son of former L.A. Dodgers baseball player Steve Sax. Capt. Sax and, his fellow deceased Marines and others were conducting a routine flight training when the incident occurred. According to a press release from Maj. Mason Englehart, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, the mishap is currently under investigation.

By Lauren Barry | KNX 1070 News Radio Los Angeles

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