2 Marines killed in helicopter crash in Arizona

Posted at 6:37 PM, Mar 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-31 20:15:54-04

Two Marine pilots died in a helicopter crash near Yuma, Arizona, on Saturday, according to the US Marine Corps.

The two pilots were conducting a routine training mission when the AH-1Z Viper helicopter crashed around 8:45 p.m. PT.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, according to a release from the Marine Corps.

The pilots’ names are being withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification, according to the statement.

This is a developing story.