2 US soldiers dead, 3 injured in California crash of Black Hawk helicopter

California crash of Black Hawk helicopter
California crash of Black Hawk helicopter

On thursday a black Hawk helicopter crash, off the coast of San Diego left, and causes two U.S. soldiers dead and three others injured, according to reports.

The incident happened in the “vicinity of Coronado” said the Army’s Special Operations Command.

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command was conducting routine training off the coast of Coronado, Calif. – across the bay from downtown San Diego – when an “aircraft incident” occurred, an Army public affairs officer said, according to FOX 5 in San Diego.

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“Our sincere condolences go out to the families and friends of the deceased,” the public affairs officer added.     

Because of this, the soldiers’ names have not been released, pending notification of family.

A Defense Department official, told the newspaper the helicopter had crashed on San Clemente Island about 70 miles west of Coronado.

The official  who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the incident involved members of the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.

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The island is administered by Naval Base Coronado but is part of Los Angeles County.

The incident is under investigation.

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