Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Four Killed in US Helicopter Crash at Mexico Border

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Four Killed in US Helicopter Crash at Mexico Border

Article excerpt

Byline: united states David Gardner US Correspondent

A US MILITARY helicopter crashed near America's border with Mexico, killing all four marines on board.

The Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft was on a routine training mission when it went down in El Centro, California, about 10 miles from the Mexican border, where the US Navy has an air base.

The helicopter, the largest and heaviest in the US military, can carry as many as 50 people but only four were on board at the time. The cause of the crash at 2.35pm local time yesterday was being investigated.

The helicopter was with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing based at Miramar, near San Diego.

It is designed to lift heavy objects, such as military vehicles and cargo, from ship to shore and to high terrain, according to manufacturer Lockheed Martin. It is considered one of the largest helicopters in the world.

The crash was the deadliest involving a Marine aircraft since a Lockheed Martin KC-130T transport plane went down in Mississippi last July, killing 15 marines and a sailor. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.