US Military Confirms Missing Of 11 Marine Officers In Training SessionLatest News, News, World News Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
The United States (US) Air Force has confirmed missing of 11 of its men after an Army UH-60 Black Hawk crashed during a training mission in the Florida Panhandle Tuesday night.
Spokesperson at Eglin Air Force Base, explained that the helicopter, with four aircrew and seven Marines, reportedly got missing around 8:30 p.m. (Tuesday night), while the remains of the air jet was found by the rescue team around 2.00am (Wednesday). Press statement issued by the Military confirmed search and rescue efforts were still ongoing at the accident site.
Military authorities also indicated that a second Black Hawk on the training mission had returned to the base, about 65 miles east of Pensacola.
Similarly, the Military pointed out that the missing Marines officers were assigned to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, while the aircraft was assigned to the Army National Guard in Hammond, Louisiana.
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