7 Marines killed in mid-air helicopter collision

, Posted: Thu, February 23 2012 at 9:05 AM, Updated: Thu, February 23 2012 at 9:21 AM

A deadly helicopter crash near Yuma, Arizona killed seven U.S. Marines Wednesday night.

Officials with the U.S. Marine Corps confirmed two military helicopters collided in the Chocolate Mountains area in a remote portion of the Yuma Training Range Complex.

Officials said the incident occurred on the California side of the mountains. The Marines were training for Afghanistan.

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