BRAWLEY, Calif. (AP) -- A Marine helicopter crashed during a training exercise in California's Chocolate Mountain Range, killing two Marines and injuring two others, military officials said.
The UH-1N helicopter, or Huey, went down at about 11 p.m. Thursday just west of Mount Barrow at the southeastern end of the range, officials said. The aircraft had left a Southern California military base, although it was not immediately known which one.
A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter that had accompanied the Huey flew the two survivors to Yuma Regional Medical Center in Arizona.
The names of the Marines and their squadron were being withheld pending notification of their families. The cause of the crash was under investigation.
The crash was the latest in a string of U.S. military training accidents.
Earlier this month, three Marines were killed at Camp Pendleton when a 5-ton truck rolled over during a night artillery exercise. A member of the Florida Army National Guard also died this month after his helicopter crashed during routine exercises.
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