U.S. Marines aboard a helicopter that crashed during a storm in the mountains outside San Diego are dead, the military announced Thursday (8/2)
According to authorities , the CH-53E Super Stallion disappeared late Tuesday night (6/2) while returning to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego after training at Creech Air Force Base, northwest of Las Vegas.
“It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I share the loss of five outstanding Marines of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and the Flying Tigers,” Lt. Gen. Michael J. said in a statement. Borgsulte, commander of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.
The names of the Marines were not immediately released.
According to the statement, efforts have begun to The remains of the five have been recovered and the crash is under investigation.
The helicopter was discovered Wednesday morning (7/2) near the mountain community of Pine Valley, an hour's drive from San Diego.
source: CNN Greece