Four feared dead in Marine heavy lift helicopter crash in California

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"Four crew members presumed dead after a helicopter crash the marine corps in California".

A Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. near El Centro, CA.

The cause of the crash is being investigated and the names of the deceased will not be released until the family have been notified.

An AV-8B Harrier pilot is being treated for injuries after ejecting during takeoff from Djibouti Ambouli International Airport in Africa, according to the U.S. Marine Corps. "My office will be closely following the Marine Corps investigation as they look into the details of this tragic crash".

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter based at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. during a training exercise in 2014. None of its seven crew members or local residents was hurt, but the Japanese Defense Ministry's local bureau said the accident site was found to have been about 300 meters away from residential houses.

The Marine helicopter crashed during a training mission.

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Previous: Four crew members who were aboard a Marine helicopter are presumed dead after it crashed near the U.S. -Mexico border.

Kristopher Haugh, with Naf El Centro Pao said, "Throughout our history, there have been mishaps around here".

This is not the first time a CH-53E was involved in a deadly crash.

A CH-53E Super Stallion, used mainly for heavy lifting of military equipment, comes down near El Centro, close to Mexico's border.

The CH-53E Super Stallion is the largest helicopter in the US military.

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