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Elite Marines killed in deadly military helicopter crash

Elite Marines killed in deadly military helicopter crash

Two helicopters flew in the nighttime training mission that cost the lives of seven Marines and four soldiers, but one turned back in the dense fog, military officials said Wednesday. The other exploded into pieces as it crashed in a narrow Florida waterway, and all 11 on board were presumed killed. Military officials haven't said what caused the crash of the UH-60 Black Hawk, but the weather was bad enough for the other helicopter crew to return to land, said Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard. The helicopter that crashed had a veteran crew from Hammond, La., that served multiple tours in Iraq and helped humanitarian missions after Gulf...

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