A Navy helicopter with four people aboard went down Thursday evening, June 9, in Imperial County in the same general training area as the site of a deadly Marine Osprey crash the day before, Navy officials announced.
One person was reported to have non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. The other three were reported to have no injuries. The crash happened about 6 p.m.
“The helicopter went down on a U.S. Navy training range near El Centro, according to our initial reports,” Cmdr. Zach Harrell, a Naval Forces spokesman, said. The crash was about 35 miles north of Yuma, Arizona.
The Marine Osprey crashed shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday near the Imperial Valley community of Glamis. Five Marines aboard died.