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Marines killed in helicopter crash

May 6, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two experienced pilots were killed in eastern San Diego County Tuesday night when a Super Cobra attack helicopter crashed north of Interstate 8 near Kitchen Creek Road in the Cleveland National Forest.The helicopter was assigned to the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station and part of the Camp Pendleton-based 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

The Defense Department accident investigation team was looking into the crash, which sparked a small brushfire.

The helicopter was reportedly carrying military weapons.

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