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4 Marines Killed In Arizona Chopper Crash.

Four crewmembers aboard a U.S. Marine Corps search-and-rescue helicopter were killed when the aircraft crashed during a training mission in southwestern Arizona, but one crewman survived, the military said Friday.

The HH-1N Huey crashed about 20 miles north of Yuma near the Colorado River on Thursday. The wreckage was discovered early Friday, and three Marines and one Navy sailor were pronounced dead at the scene, said 1st Lt. Rob Dolan, a spokesman for the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.

An injured Marine was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center by another search-and-rescue helicopter from the base and is listed in stable condition.

The names of the dead and injured will not be released for 24 hours under standard military policy, Dolan said.

The chopper assigned to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma was last heard from at about 4 p.m. Thursday, Marine Sgt. Ry



Added: Aug-19-2007 
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