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AH-1Z Helicopter Crash at Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course March / 31 / 2019

Two Marine pilots were killed as a result of an AH-1Z Viper helicopter crash in the vicinity of Yuma, Arizona, at approximately 8:45 p.m., March 30, 2019.

Both pilots were conducting a routine training mission as part of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 2-19.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

The names of the deceased will be withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification.

Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

For additional information, please call the office of Communication Strategy and Operations at (928) 269-5505 or email MCASYuma_media@usmc.mil.

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Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Office of Communication Strategy and Operations

Phone: (928) 269-5505
MCASYuma_media@usmc.mil