CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1990 |
The crisis in the Persian Gulf is hitting home this Thanksgiving weekend for 295 more Southern California-based Marine reservists as they prepare to leave their families and report for active duty in the next nine days. Pentagon officials said Wednesday that the new orders have been issued to members of two helicopter squadrons based at El Toro Marine Air Corps Station in Orange County and at Camp Pendleton in northern San Diego County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1989 |
A mid-air collision of two Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters that left two women Marines dead could have been much worse, and it's a miracle there were seven survivors, a Marine spokeswoman said Monday after a memorial service for the victims. Capt. Katie Haddock said the victims, Sgt. Brenda L. Schroeder, 29, and Cpl. Lisa Tutt, 23, both of Santa Ana, were sitting in the rear of one of the transport helicopters when it collided with a second aircraft at about 8 a.m. Saturday, 8 miles east of Fallon Naval Air Station.
May 29, 1989
Marine investigators on Sunday sifted through the wreckage of a CH-46 Sea Knight that collided with another helicopter, killing two Marines from Orange County in the desert east of Reno. "They've been at the crash site since 6 (Sunday) morning . . . but they have no conclusions at this time," said Capt. Katie Haddock, a spokeswoman at the Fallon Naval Air Station in Nevada. Investigators from the Aircraft Mishap Board are expected to continue their examination today of the wreck, which also injured seven.
May 28, 1989 |
Two Marine helicopters from El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Orange County collided Saturday morning in maneuvers about 70 miles east of here, killing two of the nine Marines aboard, authorities said. The other seven Marines escaped injury, authorities said. The names of the dead were being withheld pending notification of family members. Officials at Fallon Naval Air Station said the helicopters were performing routine training maneuvers when they collided at 8:45 a.m. in an uninhabited desert area near the base.
May 28, 1989 |
Two female Marines from El Toro Marine Corps Air Station were killed Saturday when their CH-46 Sea Knight collided in the air with another helicopter during a routine training maneuver over the desert east of Reno. The helicopter carrying the victims broke apart in the air; the other sustained only minor damage and was able to land normally, officials said. Five of the other seven Marines aboard the two helicopters were injured in the 8 a.m. crash, which occurred 8 miles east of the Fallon Naval Air Station in Nevada, military officials said.
May 5, 1989 |
A U.S. military helicopter crashed and exploded in southern France after it hit a high-tension power line on a night training flight, and all five Marines aboard were killed, officials said Thursday. The UH-1N Huey fell about 200 feet and crashed into a mountain stream and exploded at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday near Rougon, a village 60 miles northwest of Nice. The craft was from the amphibious assault ship Guadalcanal, currently in port in Toulon, and was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 162 based at the New River, N.C., Marine Corps Air Station.