posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 10:02 AM
A firefighter on scene after the crash said that a strong wind gust may have hit them as they were trying to land.
Most of the Marines on board were from Marine Corps Base Hawaii, along with two soldiers stationed in South Korea. The aircraft was deployed from
Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 out of MCAS Miramar, assigned to the 31st MEU out of Okinawa. One enlisted crew member, the two soldiers, and two
infantry are still in the hospital, but their injuries are described as cuts and bruises mostly.