Seven U.S. marines killed in Arizona helicopter collision

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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 9:18 AM
Seven U.S. marines killed in Arizona helicopter collision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. military helicopters collided over a training range in Arizona on Wednesday killing seven Marines, the Marines said on Thursday.

The aircraft, an AH-1W "Cobra" and an UH-1Y "Huey," were conducting routine training operations when the incident occurred.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Vicki Allen)