A lacking army helicopter was discovered Wednesday in California however the seek for the 5 service members who have been aboard it’s nonetheless ongoing, the US Marine Corps stated.
The 5 Marines have been flying on a CH-53E Tremendous Stallion helicopter from Creech Air Drive Base in Nevada to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in southern California when “the plane was reported overdue” on Tuesday, the service stated in an announcement on Fb.
“The plane was positioned by civil authorities in Pine Valley, California” the next day, the assertion stated.
“The third Marine Plane wing is managing the search and rescue efforts” and is “utilizing floor and aviation property to find the aircrew in coordination with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division and a number of federal, state and native companies,” it stated.
The Marine Corps made no point out of stays being discovered with the helicopter, indicating that these aboard might have survived.
There have been a sequence of accidents involving US army plane over the previous 12 months, together with the crash of a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor plane off the coast of Japan in late November that left eight airmen useless.
5 American service members have been killed when a helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean throughout a coaching train earlier the identical month, whereas one other Osprey crash in Australia left three Marines useless in August.
Three extra army personnel have been killed and one other injured when two helicopters coming back from a coaching mission in a distant space of Alaska collided in April.
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