Two Marines, Capt. Elizabeth Kealey, 32, and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield, 35, killed in helicopter crash during training near Twentynine Palms, California
Modified Date:Mon, 10/26/2015 - 8:28pm
Accident Date:Friday, January 23, 2015
Wing commander Maj. Gen. Michael Rocco says in a statement released by Marine Corps Air Station Miramar: “Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the two Marines we lost in this tragic accident.”
According to its website, the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center's mission "is to conduct relevant live-fire combined arms training, urban operations, and Joint/Coalition level integration training" for Marines and Navy sailors.
Kealey, 32, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, was commissioned in 2005 and had earned several awards and medals. She was deployed once in Afghanistan. Satterfield, 25, of Oldham, Kentucky, was commissioned in 2011 and supported training operations in Southern California.
Two Marines died when their helicopter crashed during training in Southern California. The Third Marine Aircraft Wing chopper had just the two onboard when it crashed late Friday afternoon at the base in Twentynine Palms. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Check back for more information as it becomes available.
City:Twentynine Palms, CA
County:San Bernardino County, CA
Area:San Bernardino, CA