Crashes and Collisions

1 Marine Killed, 9 Hurt in Helicopter Hard Landing


CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — One Marine has been killed and 9 others were hurt when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Capt. Ryan Elizabeth Alvis said in a statement that the CH-53E helicopter came down hard during a training exercise around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Alvis said the name of the dead Marine will not be released ... more

2 Soldiers Injured after Black Hawk Helicopter Hard Landing

UH-60 Black Hawk

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Fort Carson says a Black Hawk helicopter landed hard in a suburban Denver forest in Douglas County, injuring two soldiers onboard. The military says it's investigating how the accident happened about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Forest Service land. Officials say four soldiers were in the helicopter during a routine training... more

Report: Black Hawk Pilots Lost Control, Crashed in Thick Fog

A small memorial stands in the sand along Highway 98 in Navarre, Fla., Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Jennie McKeon)

NEW ORLEANS — A Black Hawk helicopter crashed last March, killing 11 servicemen, because two veteran Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter pilots got disoriented and lost control after failing to switch from visual-based to instrument-based flight procedures in a thick fog during a training exercise, the military said Thursday. The pilots, t... more

Military Aircraft Goes Off Runway Near San Diego

Naval Air Station North Island

SAN DIEGO — A military aircraft went off a runway Friday at Naval Air Station North Island and into San Diego Bay, officials said. The pilot was airlifted from the water, said Tanya Castaneda, a spokeswoman for the Port of San Diego. The pilot's condition was unknown. KGTV-TV San Diego published a photograph of a downed aircraft in the bay's ... more

Second Fatality in Osprey Crash Identified

Smoke rises from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after it made a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station in Hawaii May 17. (Photo: Kimberly Hynd, AP)

The second Marine who died of injuries from the crash of an MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in Hawaii earlier this week was a 21-year-old rifleman from the same Arizona hometown as a 22-year-old Lance Corporal killed in the crash of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter in Nepal last week. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit on Thursday identified the s... more

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