Seven US Marines killed in helicopter collision

February 24th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Seven US Marines were killed in a mid-air collision of two US military helicopters in southern Arizona, CNN reported Thursday.

The crash took place during routine training operations Wednesday night along the California-Arizona border, the Marine Corps said in a statement.

The collision, which occurred near the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, involved an AH-1W “Super Cobra” attack helicopter and a UH-1Y “Huey” utility chopper.

“The circumstances are being investigated,” it said.

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