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2 killed in Camp Pendleton helicopter crash

Monday, September 19, 2011

Two people were killed in a helicopter crash at Camp Pendleton Monday, base officials announced.

An AH-1W Cobra helicopter, part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, suffered a mishap in a training area at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar at about 1 p.m. Two personnel were onboard, according to the base's public affairs office.

The helicopter went down in a training area in the southeast corner of Camp Pendleton, near Fallbrook, according to the public affairs office.

Camp Pendleton emergency responders were on scene.

The incident was under investigation.

About 2 acres of brush were burned by a fire caused by the crash. Camp Pendleton firefighters were on scene containing the fire.

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