U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper crashes both pilots are dead

The U.S. Marine Corps reports two pilots have died in a helicopter crash near Yuma, Arizona. A statement from the Marine Corps Air Station that was posted on Facebook says the crash occurred at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday. The Marine Corps says the pilots of the AH-1Z Viper were conducting a routine training mission.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. The names of the pilots who were killed have not been released pending notification of their families.