Two Marines killed in helicopter crash near Yuma, Arizona, officials say

U.S. Marine Corps(YUMA, Ariz.) -- Two U.S. Marine Corps pilots have died after the helicopter they were flying crashed near Yuma, Arizona, according to officials.

Both service members were killed while flying an AH-1Z Viper helicopter Saturday during a routine training mission as part of a weapons and tactics instructor course, the Marine Corps said in a statement.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The identities of the pilots have not been released.

Additional information was not immediately available.

Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Check Also

Three kids detained at Chicago airport after undocumented parents afraid to pick them up

groveb/iStock(CHICAGO) -- Three children, all American citizens, were detained for several hours at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Thursday after their adult companion was deemed "inadmissible" by U.S. authorities and their undocumented ...