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New River Marines Rescued After Crash

Six members of the military were
rescued and two were treated for minor injuries after a Marine
helicopter based in North Carolina crashed in Kenya.
The Marine Corps said that the crash occurred near Manda
Bay, Kenya, where members of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
were taking part in an exercise with the Kenyan military. The
personnel were taken to the U-S-S Bataan.
Officials said the U-H-1-N Huey was from Marine Medium
Helicopter Squadron 264, which is based at Marine Corps Air Station
New River, next to Camp Lejeune.
It was assigned to the 26th MEU, which left North Carolina in
January.
The cause of the accident is being investigated.


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