More detail on this person: Camp Lejeune, N.
C. (AP) -- Two large Marine helicopters collided
in flight at the nearby New River Marine air
facility today and first reports said a number of
persons were killed or injured.
A spokesman at the facility said, "We have not determined the extent of casualties. We do know some lives were lost."
The collision involved a HUE-1 helicopter and a CH53-A copter, commonly known as a "Sea Stallion."
The collision occurred over the base at the end of a runway.
Both aircraft were carrying troops.
CRASH OF HELICOPTERS.
PARTIAL LIST OF DEAD RELEASED.
Jacksonville, N. C. (AP) -- The Marine Corps has released this partial list of the 22 Marines killed in the crash of two helicopters at the New River Marine Air Facility Friday:
Capt. WILLIAM L. BUCHANAN, husband of Carol C. Buchanan of Jacksonville, N. C.
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