An AH-1Z Viper is staged aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 19, 2017. (Photo By: Sgt. Kathy Nunez)
Arizona

Two USMC Pilots Killed in Helicopter Crash

An AH-1Z Viper is staged aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 19, 2017. (Photo By: Sgt. Kathy Nunez)

YUMA, Ariz. — Two United States Marine Corps pilots were killed in a helicopter crash near Yuma Saturday night.

The pilots were conducting a routine training mission in an AH-1Z Viper helicopter when the aircraft went down at approximately 8:45 p.m.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation and the names of the deceased will be withheld until 24 hours after notification of next-of-kin.

Updates will be provided as information becomes available.