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Four Marines Killed In Helicopter Crash In El Centro

A sign at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is shown in this photo, Sept. ...

Photo by Nicholas McVicker

Above: A sign at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is shown in this photo, Sept. 29, 2017.

Four U.S. Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar were killed in a helicopter crash during a training mission Tuesday afternoon in the El Centro area in Imperial County.

The Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing crashed in the vicinity of El Centro around 2:35 p.m., according to Marine Corps officials.

The four crew members aboard were presumed dead pending positive identification, officials said.

The crash was under investigation.

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