Navy helicopter crashes near California training range, all four crew members survive


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A Navy helicopter crashed at a U.S. Navy training range along the Arizona-California border Thursday near El Centro, California, the Commander Naval Air Forces, Naval Air Station North Island said. 

All four aircrew members survived the crash with one being taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the military said.

FILE- U.S. Navy SH-60 Seahawk helicopter.
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The identities of the crew members have not been released.

5 US MARINES CONFIRMED DEAD AFTER MILITARY AIRCRAFT CRASHES IN CALIFORNIA 

The crash comes just a day after five Marines were killed in an MV-22B Osprey crash just north of the U.S.-Mexico border near Glamis, California during a training mission on Wednesday.

“We mourn the loss of our Marines in this tragic mishap,” Maj. Gen. Bradford J. Gering, commanding general of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, said in a written statement of the Wednesday crash. “Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they cope with this tragedy.” 

FILE- An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft attached to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepares to land in support of a theater amphibious combat rehearsal (TACR) at Camp Titin, Jordan. An MV-22B Osprey crashed Wednesday in California, the Marine Corps said. 

FILE- An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft attached to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepares to land in support of a theater amphibious combat rehearsal (TACR) at Camp Titin, Jordan. An MV-22B Osprey crashed Wednesday in California, the Marine Corps said. 
( Marine Corps 1st Lt. Mark Andries)

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U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Richard Bullock was also killed last week while making a “routine training flight in a F/A-18E Super Hornet around 2:30 p.m. 

The U.S. Navy has identified Lt Richard Bullock as the pilot who was involved in a fatal crash during a routine training mission in Trona, California.

The U.S. Navy has identified Lt Richard Bullock as the pilot who was involved in a fatal crash during a routine training mission in Trona, California.
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His plane unexpectedly when down “in a remote, unpopulated area,” near Trona, California, the Navy said. 

The Navy is still investigating the cause of that crash.



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