Marine Corps Confirms Five Dead in Helicopter Crash

The Marine Corps has confirmed that the five Marines involved in a helicopter crash late Tuesday night have been found dead. 

The Marines were on board a CH-53E Super Stallion that crashed in Cleveland National Forest while flying from Creech Air Force Base, Nev. to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. They were assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter (HMH) Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Air Wing (MAW). 

“To the families of our fallen Marines, we send our deepest condolences and commit to ensuring your support and care during this incredibly difficult time”, said 3rd MAW commander Maj. Gen. Michael J. Borgschulte.

The names of the deceased Marines will not be made public until after their families are notified. Military and local authorities are working to recover their bodies and the remains of the aircraft.