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Six people are feared dead after horrific helicopter crash in California marking the state’s second FATAL accident in under a week: Sheriff says NO survivors have been located

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said they were notified of the downed plane near Baker shortly after 10 p.m. Friday.
  • Authorities said the helicopter crashed near Nipton, on the edge of the Mojave Desert, on Friday night.
  • The helicopter, a Eurocopter EC 130, had six people on board at the time of the incident.
  • It comes just days after a Navy helicopter carrying five soldiers crashed during a routine training flight in Pine Valley, California.

A helicopter carrying six people crashed in San Bernardino County overnight and authorities said they have not been able to locate any survivors.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said they had learned of the downed plane near Baker shortly after 10 p.m. Friday.

In a statement, they said: “We cannot confirm how many people were on board or their names. No survivors have been located.

The FAA confirmed that the Eurocopter EC 130 crashed near Nipton, on the edge of the Mojave Desert Reservation, and east of Highway 15, near Halloran Springs.

According NBCThe helicopter is registered to a Burbank-based travel company called Orbic Air.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said they were notified of the downed plane near Baker shortly after 10 p.m. Friday.

The FAA confirmed that the Eurocopter EC 130 crashed near Nipton, on the edge of the Mojave Desert Reservation, and east of Highway 15, near Halloran Springs.

The FAA confirmed that the Eurocopter EC 130 crashed near Nipton, on the edge of the Mojave Desert Reservation, and east of Highway 15, near Halloran Springs.

The FAA confirmed that the Eurocopter EC 130, the same model seen here, crashed near Nipton, on the edge of the Mojave Desert Reservation.

The FAA confirmed that the Eurocopter EC 130, the same model seen here, crashed near Nipton, on the edge of the Mojave Desert Reservation.

This accident comes just days after a Navy helicopter carrying five Marines crashed in the mountains of Southern California during a storm Tuesday night.

The five men have been identified as: Lance Cpl. Donovan Davis, 21, of Olathe, Kansas; Sergeant. Alec Langen, 23, of Chandler, Arizona; Capt. Benjamin Moulton, 27, of Emmett, Idaho; Capt. Jack Casey, 26, of Dover, New Hampshire; and Capt. Miguel Nava, 28, of Traverse City, Michigan.

Gen. Michael J. Borgschulte, commanding general of 3rd MAW, said, “It is with great sadness and deep sadness that I share the loss of five outstanding Marines from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and the Flying Tigers while conducting a training flight.” . .

‘These pilots and crew members were fulfilling a calling larger than themselves and they were proud to do it.

‘We will always be grateful for your call to duty and your selfless service. “To the families of our fallen Marines, we send our deepest condolences and are committed to ensuring your support and care during this incredibly difficult time.”

Sergeant. Alec Langen, 23, from Chandler, Arizona, CH-53E crew chief

Captain Jack Casey, 26, from Dover, New Hampshire, CH-53E pilot

All of the young men were assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in Miramar.

Multiple agencies launched a desperate search early Wednesday after the helicopter was reported missing.

Efforts have begun to recover the remains of the five and an investigation into the accident is underway, according to the statement.

The helicopter took off from Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday night and was headed to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar when it disappeared.

The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter was last reported in the Cleveland National Forest, near the US-Mexico border and about 35 miles east of its destination.

The area is currently covered in snow, making the search difficult, authorities said.

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