Two American servicemen were killed and three injured in the crash of a Blackhawk military helicopter in the US state of California. This was reported by the Los Angeles Times on Friday, August 28, with reference to the US Army Special Operations Command.
The incident occurred on the island of San Clemente, 112 kilometers west of the city of San Diego, late Thursday evening, August 27. The helicopter was training when the crash occurred. It is noted that the territory is currently cordoned off, an investigation is underway.
On the island of San Clemente there is an airfield, a training complex and a training ground, which are used by special forces. They are in the area of responsibility of the US Navy.
Army spokeswoman J. Eliza Van Poole said the command is still in the process of notifying the next of kin of the dead and injured and will not release additional information until this process is completed.
On July 28, it was reported that in the Nigerian state of Lagos in southwestern Nigeria, a helicopter fell on a house, two people were killed and one injured, he is in a hospital.