MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. --
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.