Marine helicopter down near Hawaii, one dead

By Kase Wickman
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:47 EDT
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A Marine Corps. helicopter crashed in the shallow waters of Kaneohe Bay, off the shore of Hawaii Tuesday night, according to Navy Times. Four crew members were injured in the crash Tuesday evening, and CNN reported on-air Wednesday afternoon that one died.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, and the extent of the injuries to the hospitalized crew members is unknown. Base personnel said the chopper went out on a training flight at 7 p.m., and a mayday call was received at 7:20 p.m.

Creative Commons image via flickr user lsk208.

Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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