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Bodies of Marine Aviators Recovered in al-Anbar

From 1stLt Brian Donnelly, Multi-National Force-West Public Affairs Office:

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – The bodies of two Marines missing as a result of a helicopter mishap in Al Anbar Province May 27 have been recovered.

The body of one Marine was recovered late on May 29 and the other was recovered today.

“Our thoughts are with the families of the Marines,” said Marine spokesperson Lt. Col. Bryan Salas.

The U.S. Marine Corps AH-1 Cobra helicopter from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing went down May 27 with two Marines on board during a maintenance test flight.

The incident does not appear to be a result of enemy action.

The incident is under investigation.