PILOT ERROR, FAULTY PART CAUSED FATAL TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE HELICOPTER CRASH

Two Marine officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed at the Combat Center in January disregarded warning lights that indicated an emergency with the aircraft’s oil pressure. The Marine Corps Times obtained a copy of the investigation into the crash and reported Sunday that the UH-1Y Huey helicopter was

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MARINE FOUND DEAD ON CAMP PENDLETON SHOOTING RANGE

A Marine was found dead Monday morning at a Camp Pendleton shooting range. First Marine Division public affairs officer Lt. Colleen McFadden said the Marine, who was assigned to the 1st Marine Division, was found at 6 a.m. at Marksmanship Training Range 214 with a gunshot wound to the head.

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MILITARY HELICOPTER MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN LANDERS

A military helicopter made an emergency landing in Landers Saturday night. According to Sergeant Derek Garvin of the Sheriff’s Department, the helo experienced transmission problems and landed near Bodick Road and Old Woman Springs Road about 3:40 Saturday afternoon after noticing a warning light that indicated potential foreign particles may

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ONE MARINE KILLED, 21 INJURED IN HAWAII OSPREY ACCIDENT

Marine Corps officials say four Marines remain hospitalized—one in critical condition—following a fatal MV-22B Osprey accident in Hawaii on Sunday. Twenty-two Marines out of Camp Pendleton were aboard the tilt rotor aircraft when it experienced an onboard fire during a training exercise in Hawaii. The Osprey made a hard landing,

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FOUR MARINES FROM CAMP PENDLETON KILLED

Four Marines were killed Wednesday morning during a range maintenance operation at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, said Marine Corps officials. The accident occurred at 11 a.m. Wednesday and is under investigation. The identities of the Marines are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Base spokesman Cpl.

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CHARGES EXPECTED AGAINST MARINE WHO KILLED YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN IN HUMVEE CRASH IN APRIL

The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that it has recommended that the District Attorney file charges against the Marine who killed a Yucca Valley woman in a crash in April. Juan Lira, 19, an active-duty Marine, was driving a humvee in a convoy traveling from Camp Pendleton to Twentynine Palms

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