Sailor hit by spinning helicopter blade at MCAS Camp Pendleton dies
Posted: 11:50 AM, Feb 24, 2018
Cpl. Christopher Johns / U.S. Marine Corps
<p>A UH-1Y Huey with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369 “Gunfighters,” prepares to land during a familiarization flight aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 16. Pilots and crews practiced basic flight operations like landings and take offs several times in succession to hone their skills.</p>
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The sailor hit by a spinning helicopter blade earlier this week at MCAS Camp Pendleton has died.
MCAS Camp Pendleton said the sailor died Saturday morning from injuries sustained after the spinning tail rotor blade of a UH-01Y Venom Marine helicopter struck him.
The helicopter was on deck at MCAS Camp Pendleton when the incident occurred just after 6 p.m. Wednesday.