Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Marines Injured In Camp Pendleton Crash

Marines Injured In Camp Pendleton Crash

A fiery accident involving an amphibious landing vehicle at Camp Pendleton left 15 Marines injured Wednesday, authorities reported.

The Marines involved were from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion.

According to NBC San Diego, 1st Marine Division public affairs officer 1st Lt. Paul Gainey said the incident occurred during a training exercise and that 15 Marines were injured.

One other Marine was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and is in stable condition, and two Marines are being treated at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton with minor injuries.

Camp Pendleton base sign.

Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. An AAV is used to transport Marines from the sea to land, and has been used in operations since the 1970s.

The troops, all from units within 1st Marine Division, had been conducting scheduled battalion training at the time.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately known, but Marine officials said in a statement that they were receiving medical treatment. He was deployed with the 11 Marine Expeditionary Unit in early 2016. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other information was available.

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