A Navy sailor was in a hospital in critical condition Friday after being struck by a spinning helicopter tail-rotor blade at Camp Pendleton, military authorities reported.
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The accident at the Marine Corps station near Oceanside occurred Wednesday evening, according to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing public affairs.
The UH-1Y “Venom” utility aircraft was on a flight deck at the time of the accident, which took place shortly after 6 p.m.
The name of the victim, who is assigned to the 3rd MAW, was not released.
An investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing, according to the air wing.
—City News Service
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