Los Angeles, CA. –

Midday yesterday a Marine Corps helicopter crashed in the north section of Camp Pendleton, located about an hour south of the Los Angeles metro area along the Pacific coast. The base reported the helicopter had six Marines aboard; four were injured. Three were taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, while a fourth with more serious injuries was taken to Mission Hospital in Orange County.

The helicopter was part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and Marine Corps officials have opened an investigation into the crash.

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