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Two pilots killed during a Marine helicopter crash in Arizona

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A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 167 prepares to land on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, Nov. 9, 2018. HMLA-167 is the first squadron within 2nd MAW to receive the Vipers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jered T. Stone)

Two Marine pilots were killed during a helicopter crash that occurred during a training mission in southwestern Arizona, according to the Associated Press.

The Marine Corps told the AP, a Marine AH-1Z Viper crashed Saturday night while the pilots were conducting a training mission as part of weapons and tactical instructor course.

The crash occurred somewhere on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma training grounds but no other details were available.

The names of the pilots who died have not been will not be released until their families have been notified.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is located about 2 miles from Yuma and this training ground is about 1,300-square-miles -one of the world’s largest military installations.

There have been several fatal crashes involving Marine Corps aircraft near Yuma over the years.

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