CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — One of six people injured after a Marine Corps helicopter crashed at Camp Pendleton in Southern California has died.
A military spokesman confirmed the death Wednesday night, but had no immediate information on the victim's identity.
Sgt. Derek Carlson, a spokesman at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, said five others remained hospitalized. He had no details about the injuries, or whether any were life-threatening.
The helicopter belonging to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Camp Pendleton went down at about noon in the northern section of the San Diego County base. The section is a remote mountainous area where the Marine Corps practice landings and takeoffs.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)