YUMA, Ariz. –Two Marine pilots have died on in a helicopter crash amid a preparation mission in southwestern Arizona, U.S. Marine Corps authorities said Sunday.
The AH-1Z Viper slammed Saturday night while the pilots were directing a preparation mission as a component of a weapons and strategic teacher course, as indicated by the Marine Corps. The reason for the accident is under scrutiny.
Capt. Gabriel Adibe, a Marine Corps representative, said the helicopter slammed on the immense Marine Corps Air Station Yuma preparing grounds however no extra data was promptly accessible.
The names of the pilots who passed on have not been discharged pending notice of their families.
The station is situated around 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from Yuma and the 1,300-square-mile (3,367-square-kilometer) preparing ground is one of the world’s biggest army bases.
The names of the pilots who died have not been released pending notification of their families.
In 1996, a Marine electronic-fighting plane went down amid a preparation mission on a gunnery go close to the Gila Mountains, around 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of the Yuma station, murdering each of the four individuals on board. The group was from the Marine base at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and was preparing at Yuma.
Two Marine pilots, a team boss and a Navy corpsman passed on in a 2007 accident of a pursuit and-salvage helicopter close to the Colorado River amid a preparation mission. The group individuals were connected to a central station squadron of Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.
In 2012, seven Marines were murdered when an AH-1W Super Cobra assault helicopter and an UH-1Y Huey utility helicopter crashed in midair amid a preparation practice in a remote zone of the Yuma preparing grounds.
The crash site was in the Chocolate Mountains on the California side of the range.