A military helicopter with 5 Marines on board has disappeared on its way to California

A military helicopter with 5 Marines on board has disappeared on its way to California

Search and rescue teams in California are searching for a missing helicopter with five US Marines on board, the US Marine Corps said.

The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter was reported delayed arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Tuesday night. The helicopter left Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas and was on its way to Miramar in the San Diego area.

The Marines requested assistance from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and Civil Air Patrol.

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The Sheriff’s Department said it received a call at 1:50 a.m. and sent its own helicopter to search, but the helicopter was unable to reach the area due to tornadoes. Weather storm Hit the area. The Sheriff’s Department said it has now sent off-road vehicles to navigate the rugged terrain.

Firefighters responded to the point where the helicopter was last known, and nothing was found, Cal Fire officials said.

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