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    7 marines, 4 soldiers missing after Florida helicopter crash

    11 troops are missing after a helicopter from Eglin Air Base crashed during night training in the Florida Panhandle. Wreckage was spotted Wednesday around 2am but all 7 marines and 4 soldiers are still missing.

    The exercise was part of a special ops out of Camp Lejeune.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/m...i04iIc.twitter
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    It went down on a remote beach between Pensacola and Destin.

    http://m.wsbtv.com/ap/ap/us/7-marine...er-cras/nkShH/
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    I just heard about this and knew there would be a thread here. Thanks, zwiebel.

    I hope they are not in the water. Maybe they were okay enough to start walking out of the area. I hope that is the case. I also hope and pray they had time to jump and deploy their parachutes!

    There is fog in the area so I hope it clears enough for the rescuers to be able to see.
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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    I wonder why the Marines from Camp Lejeune were doing training missions in Florida with the Army. I do know they do many training missions here with foreign countries.

    Camp Lejeune is on vast water in Jacksonville, NC too. At New River Air Station (a part of Camp Lejeune) they do flying training missions there everyday with all of their massive helicopter fleets.

    Maybe it was some special training mission with the Army.

    I hope and pray the fog is hampering the search and they will find them alive but it doesn't sound good since they went missing at 8:30 last night.

    Some people don't realize that training missions can be as risky and dangerous as flying missions overseas...especially after dark. All they have to rely on is their night vision goggles for vision and heavy white fog makes it very hard to see what is around them since the night vision goggles make everything around them appear mostly white.

    My prayers are with all the Marines and Army's families. It breaks my heart when I hear of something like this happening. It just shows how much they sacrifice for all of us and it isn't that uncommon for these brave men and women to die in home bound training missions.
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    Hi, OBE.

    I believe it was stated on the news that this was Special Ops training. Also; the 4 soldiers were from a Louisiana National Guard unit.

    Not good enough daylight yet for the rescuers to see very well.

    Yes, GB all of our military and their families. I have family at Ft. Bliss, Texas.

    PLEASE let these guys be okay!
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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    Chances are it was a Force Recon team doing night time insertion training at the base. They probably didn't have parachutes and the helicopter was probably flying tree top high. Hoping for survivors

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    I live in the area and it is super foggy! My local FD posted on FB that they are assisting with the search in the Santa Rosa Sound https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=137798880877

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    WEWS NewsChannel5 (@WEWS) tweeted - 11 Mar 15:

    Sad news to report RT @AP: BREAKING: Military official: 11 service members missing in helicopter crash in Florida presumed dead. (https://twitter.com/WEWS/status/575625928304386048?s=17)

    So, so sad.
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    Just now on the news it was said that some human remains have washed ashore.
    No..................!
    Must have gone into the water.
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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    I was praying for a rescue, NOT recovery.

    GB these brave men and their families. This is so sad.
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!


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    It's a Black Hawk down. The 'presumed dead' information to media has come from a Pentagon official who asked to remain anonymous.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/m...ashes-29548012
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    Navy mom here, and my son was assigned to a Norfolk helicopter squadron until last January (now works on FA-18 jets).....this just breaks my heart...just breaks my heart.
    Yes, seeing the news that remains are being found.
    God Bless those lost, and their families and loved ones...and their military buddies. My son's squadron lost 2 aircrewmen over when he was deployed, and that was the first time he had to deal with death of squadron members...it is devastating to those who work so closely with crew members.
    This hurts.
    Love you, Littlest Little!

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    GB your son, DEPUTYDAWG, and I thank him for his service.
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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    So, I'm just catching up...are first reports thinking it was fog/weather related?
    Love you, Littlest Little!

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    Not sure, DEPUTYDAWG.
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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