A military helicopter that vanished while traveling from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California has been found near Pine Valley, California, according to the latest developments. The US Marine Corps confirmed that the search for the five servicemen that were on board is still ongoing.
Finding of the Missing Military Helicopter Gives Hope to the Occupants
A search and rescue mission was launched on Tuesday when it was reported that the military helicopter, a CH-53E Super Stallion, was missing. Thankfully, civil officials located the airplane the next day. Using both aerial and ground resources, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing is actively supervising the ongoing search operations in coordination with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and other federal, state, and local organizations.
Remarkably, there is no mention of any remains being found with the military chopper that went missing, raising the chance that the people within might have survived the crash. Finding and saving the missing service personnel is urgent since the situation is still dire.
Latest Military Aircraft Accidents Highlight Safety Issues in Missing Helicopter and Marine Search
This tragedy comes after a year of regrettable mishaps involving US military planes. Eight pilots tragically lost their lives in a V-22 Osprey mishap off the coast of Japan in November. In addition, five military men lost their lives in the same month due to a helicopter crash that occurred during a training exercise in the Mediterranean. Three Marines were killed in an Osprey crash in Australia in August. Three military troops died in Alaska earlier in April after two helicopters crashed into each other while they were returning from a training operation.
These events show how dangerous military aviation is by nature and how difficult it is to keep service members safe while they are being trained or engaged in operational duties. The military community and the general public are waiting for updates on the conclusion of this upsetting scenario while the hunt goes on for the missing Marines and the missing military chopper.