In a deadly helicopter crash, two Marine pilots have died during an ongoing training mission module in Southwestern Arizona, informed by the US Marine Corps officials. The AH-1Z Viper crashed during a training mission as the part of weapons and specific instructor course conducted by the pilots on Saturday night, as per the Marine Crops. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
A Marine Corps representative Capt. Gabriel Adibe told the helicopter crashed on the vast Marine Corps Air Stations Yuma training grounds but no further information was urgently available. The name of dead pilots have not been disclosed and the notification pended to their families.
The station is situated almost 2 miles distance from Yuma and the 1,30- square -mile training ground is one of the largest military installations of the world. There have been a number of deadly crashes happened with Marine Corps aircraft nearby Yuma over the years.
In 1996, a Marine electronic-warfare aircraft went down during a training session on the range of gunnery nearby the Gila Mountains, about 40 miles east of the Yuma station, murdering all the four people aboard. The crew was from the Marine base at Cherry Point, North Carolina, and was training at Yuma.
Along with a Crew Chief and a navy corpsman, two Marine pilots died in a 2007 crash of a search-and-rescue helicopter near the Colorado River during a training mission. The crew members were connected with a headquarters squadron of Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.
In 2012, seven Marines have murdered while an AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter and a UH-1Y Huey utility helicopter struck in midair during a training session in a remote area of the Yuma training grounds.