four people who were aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter which crashed on Tuesday afternoon in Southern California are presumed dead, the united states Marine Corps revealed Tuesday night.
The names of the victims was not put out to the public pending articulate identification and notification of their families. The helicopter was assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, north of San Diego.
The United states marine corps revealed that the helicopter was on a routine training mission when it went crashed at about 2:35 p.m. local time (5:35 p.m. ET) near El Centro, 10 miles from the Mexican border near the city of Mexicali.
The CH-53E is the biggest and heaviest helicopter in the U.S. military. The region is the home to Naval Air Facility El Centro, which said the Navy was working with the Marine Corps investigation.