BREAKING News From Southern California… RIP HERO
Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –
A sailor who was seriously injured by a spinning helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton in California on Wednesday has died, the Marine Corps reported Saturday.
The sailor assigned to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing died early Saturday, Feb. 24 at Scripps La Jolla Medical Facility following the injuries he sustained.
The accident happened at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, the Orange County Register reported.
Details about how the accident occurred have not been released, but an investigation was underway, a military official told the paper.
The helicopter was on the ground at the time of the accident.
The helicopter was on the flight line at the time of the incident. One of the newest Marine Corps aircraft, the UH-1Y Venom is set to replace the UH-1N Huey in the Marine Corps aviation fleet.
The sailor, whose name has not been released, died at 5:43 a.m. Saturday, Capt. Morgan Frazer said.
The accident is the most recent in a rash of non-combat training accidents that have killed or severely injured Marines.
The rate of Marine on-duty training-related mishaps causing injury or death has fluctuated over the years. But the number of ground and aviation mishaps per 100,000 Marines this year is 10.49, up about 60 percent from 2014, according to data from the Naval Safety Center.
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An investigation is underway.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.
Rest in peace hero.
TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS
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