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Black Hawk Tragedy

Black Hawk Tragedy

Inside one of the most devastating military training missions in recent memory By Kevin Lilley Marine Corps Times Seconds after his Black Hawk helicopter took off for a March 10 training mission — filled with seven Marine special operators and three fellow Louisiana Army National Guardsmen — the pilot remarked: “Gee, it’s dark as [expletive].” […]

Fallen Marines remembered as dedicated, loving by relatives

Fallen Marines remembered as dedicated, loving by relatives

The Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida was carrying seven Marines from Special Operations Command forces based in North Carolina, and four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana. All are presumed dead. More bad weather Thursday prevented the recovery of bodies and the flight recorder from wreckage 25 […]

Two bodies recovered in Black Hawk crash

Two bodies recovered in Black Hawk crash

The Louisiana National Guard has confirmed two soldiers involved in the UH-60M Black Hawk training accident crash are dead and have been recovered. What was a search and rescue operation, has moved into recovery operations for the remaining two guardsmen. “At this point, we’re not hopeful for survivors, and we are transitioning our search and […]

Crews find Black Hawk wreckage

Crews find Black Hawk wreckage

Officials have located the wreckage of the Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Tuesday night, and Col. Monte Cannon, 96th Test Wing vice commander, said they don’t believe any of the 11 men on board survived. “We are transitioning our search and rescue operation to a recovery and accident safety investigation,” he said. Chief Mark Giuliano, fire […]