According to the military, during a training mission, a Marine helicopter crashed on Tuesday in which four crew members have died in Southern California.
The Marine Corps found the CH-53E Super Stallion which belongs to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in San Diego crashed at around 2:35 p.m. nearby El Centro on Tuesday.
Officials didn’t reveal the cause of the crash but they say that during the routine mission it happen. The Marine Corps said USMC refuse to give the identities of those killed.
The Marine also said in a statement, “Four crew members were aboard the aircraft. The status of all four is presumed dead pending positive identification.”
In a Facebook post, the Naval Air Facility in EI Centro sent this concern towards the impacted by the tragedy early Wednesday.
The post said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends affected by the tragedy earlier today.”
It also thanked their friends and neighbors in the Imperial Valley for their support and prayers today.
Naval Air Facility El Centro said in a Facebook post, “We want to thank our friends and neighbors in the Imperial Valley for all of their support and prayers today.” The post continued, “The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Communications Strategy and Operations Unit will provide more information about the incident as it becomes available. We will provide you all with an update tomorrow morning with any new.”
The authorities are investigating the crash case, to know the actual cause behind the crash. According to an Associated Press report, the crash is considered as the deadliest crash in the history of Marines since a KC130T transport plane crash, which took place back in July near the Mississippi Delta that left all 16 dead, who aboard to the plane.