Wednesday July 23, 2014
SNc Channels:

Search
About Salem-News.com
Zip Weather


Weather Forecast
Keizer is a thriving community near Salem, Oregon

 

Jul-06-2011 22:28printcomments

Marine Helicopter Crash Kills One at Camp Pendleton

The Marines injured in the crash were transported to Scripps La Jolla Medical Center and Mission Hospital.

Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base
Salem-News.com photo by Bonnie King

(CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.) - One Marine is apparently dead and several others were injured around noon today in a helicopter crash at Camp Pendleton.

The training flight originated from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The aircraft is reported to be a modern version of the Vietnam era UH-1 'Huey'.

This version, the UH-1Y, is referred to as a 'Yankee Huey'.

FOX News talked to a Marine Major named Jay Delarosa, who said the aircraft crashed in the San Mateo area, situated at the northern end of the 125,000-acre Camp Pendleton Marine base, about 50 miles north of San Diego.

A news report from SignOn SanDiego in Southern California indicates that one Marine has died from injuries sustained in the crash, and that the crash started a small brush fire.

A Marine Corps spokesperson named Sgt. Derrick Carlson, told Reuters, "It was a training incident, we are flying training at Camp Pendleton all the time."

The Marines injured in the crash were transported to Scripps La Jolla Medical Center and Mission Hospital.

Sources:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/06/marine-helicopter-crashes-at-camp-pendleton-1079552594/

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jul/06/crews-respond-downed-helicopter-camp-pendleton

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/07/us-crash-marine-idUSTRE7660R820110707




Comments Leave a comment on this story.
Name:

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.


[Return to Top]
©2014 Salem-News.com. All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Salem-News.com.
comments powered by Disqus


Articles for July 5, 2011 | Articles for July 6, 2011 | Articles for July 7, 2011
Support
Salem-News.com:

Annual Hemp Festival & Event Calendar

The Voice of Palestine

Steele`s Karate
In Salem
Sign Up Now!

The NAACP of the Willamette Valley

Donate to Salem-News.com and help us keep the news flowing! Thank you.