4 killed in Marine helicopter crash in California

BREAKING: 'Four dead' in horror California helicopter crash

The CH-53E Super Stallion went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near El Centro, a few miles from the U.S. -Mexico border.

The four crew members are presumed dead pending positive identification, The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Marine spokeswoman Capt. Morgan Frazer as saying.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.

"We want to thank our friends and neighbors in the Imperial Valley for all of their support and prayers today", the Naval Air Facility in El Centro said in a statement.

The most recent serious mishap involving a CH-53E occurred in the early evening of October 10 near Futenma Marine Corps Air Station in Japan.

In a statement the Marine Corp all four of the crew were presumed dead.

Marine officials also are withholding the title of the crew's squadron and the base from which it flew but promised more details in the coming hours. Once we can confirm the information, we will release it.

"We ask that you continue to be patient with us as the situation unfolds".

The helicopter involved in Tuesday's incident, the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is reportedly the largest and the heaviest in the United States Military. In addition, U.S.A officials have not confirmed whether those killed were Marines. It is used for minesweeping and transport and can carry dozens of troops and tons of cargo. In 2016, 12 Marines were killed after two of the Super Stallions collided mid-air off the coast of Hawaii.

There were no reports of injuries to personnel on the ground or damage to the infrastructure at the airport.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China's Manufacturing Growth Slows to Four-Month Low
Apr 04, 2018 - 01:13
In February, the Polish PMI fell for a second consecutive month after reaching an nearly three-year high of 55 in December. Growth in new export business (which is not a component of the headline PMI) slipped to a 15-month low, says HIS Markit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Latest Moto G6 leaks spill specs and a possible May launch date
Apr 04, 2018 - 01:10
Talking about the pricing first, the listing reveals that both the Moto G6 and G6 Play are going to be budget segment phones. According to reports, Moto G6 series will be heavily inspired by the Moto X4 with the same glass back and puck-shape camera.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dutch lawyer sentenced in Mueller probe, gets 30 days in prison
Apr 04, 2018 - 01:09
The Department of Justice is now working with the Russian government to extradite the 13 Russian nationals. He asked the judge whether he could pay an "appropriate fine" rather than go to jail.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Severe storms possible Tuesday night
Apr 04, 2018 - 01:07
However, we do not expect major impacts from any wintry weather this morning , as any mix should transition to just all rain. Much cooler air will filter in behind the front overnight dropping lows into the 30s and 40s by sunrise on Wednesday .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Champions League: There will be fire, Klopp warns Man City
Apr 03, 2018 - 04:13
And Arnautovic ensured West Ham's fans went home happy for once with a superb volley in first-half stoppage time. West Ham are five points above the relegation zone, while Southampton drop into the bottom three.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boy Survives After Falling Into Drainage Pipe At LA Park
Apr 03, 2018 - 04:12
Firefighters were "also using gas meters and all available equipment to safely conduct this on-going search", the statement said. Searchers doggedly inspecting a complex drainage system network found Jesse Hernandez , 13, at a Burbank location around dawn.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Uprising Event in Overwatch Dated For April 10th
Apr 02, 2018 - 11:05
In the Uprising comic, it was confirmed that Jesse McCree was in London during the time of the omnic crisis. Blizzard has announced a new series of events dedicated towards Overwatch fans, and especially cosplayers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Leonard return to Spurs remains unclear
Apr 02, 2018 - 11:05
Led by LaMarcus Aldridge's best season with the team, San Antonio is now fourth in the tightly packed Western Conference. Wojnarowski reported that Leonard planned to play in San Antonio's game on March 15, but that plan was aborted.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lions split doubleheader to open conference play
Apr 01, 2018 - 00:16
Eddleston picked up her NEWMAC-leading sixth win on the season, before dropping her first game of the season in the second game. York beat Bruton 8-1 as the Falcons' top two, Rishit Patel and RJ Novak, were among the players who won in singles and doubles.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 76ers star centre Joel Embiid placed into NBA's concussion protocol
Apr 01, 2018 - 00:08
Embiid released a brief video on Instagram late Wednesday night, sharing a message of " not good " while laying in a hospital bed. A timetable has not be determined according to the team, but ESPN's Zach Lowe is reporting that it could be 2-4 weeks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Now Is the Time to Rebuild Our Country': Trump Touts Infrastructure Plan
Mar 30, 2018 - 08:02
Trump says he may hold up the agreement "because it's a very strong card and I want to make sure everyone is treated fairly". President Donald Trump is headed back to OH to promote his plans to rebuild and fix the nation's roads and bridges.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ndamukong Suh, Rams Agree to 1-Year, $14M Contract After Dolphins Release
Mar 29, 2018 - 01:57
Suh, a three-time All-Pro with five Pro Bowl appearances, is a dominant interior pass rusher with elite credentials. The New York Jets are sending mixed signals on their decision to bail out of the Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Lawyer Pushed For Pardons Of Michael Flynn And Paul Manafort
Mar 29, 2018 - 01:44
Why those six words were added in this filing when they didn't appear in a previous filing is the $64,000 question. Kilimnik told The Post in June that he has " no relation to the Russian or any other intelligence service ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Human remains found in California confirmed as missing Hollywood model-actress
Mar 29, 2018 - 01:24
Discrepancies in Spotz's alibi raised warning bells but he disappeared before police could track him down for further questioning. On March 22, San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies found Spotz in his vehicle in the area of the 10 and 15 Freeways.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top French police eye anti-Semitism in Holocaust survivor's death
Mar 28, 2018 - 01:10
Jewish groups had reacted angrily to the investigators' delay in declaring that killing an anti-Semitic act. The suspect "said that Jews have money, and that was the reason he attacked her", he added.