1 dead, 5 hurt in chopper crash at Camp Pendleton

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

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)


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