UH-1Y (Huey) Helicopter Crash in Southern California

In a UH-1Y (Huey) helicopter at Marine training station Camp Pendleton, one Marine died in a crash in Southern California. The other five are injured. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The crash started a small fire at the site. The helicopter was a UH-1Y (Huey) belonging to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing designed by Bell Helicopter. The helicopter is described as a medium sized chopper with two engines and one four bladed main rotor. The Marine Corps currently has 44 of the UH-1Y helicopters, which are said to operate in extreme conditions such as Arctic cold or desert heat.