Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.



Two Marine helicopter pilots killed in training crash

Image: AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter
A Marine AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter in April 2017. -
Cpl. Harley Robinson AP
Text size Aa Aa

Two Marine pilots were killed in a helicopter crash during a routine training exercise near Yuma, Arizona, the Marine Corps said Sunday.

The pilots, who weren't identified pending notification of their families, were in an AH-1Z Viper when the helicopter went down at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, the service said.

No other details were immediately available as an investigation continues, said the Marines, adding the exercise was part of a weapons and tactics instructor course.