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Marines say copters safe to fly, despite ‘challenges’


    A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, placed a U.S. Navy HH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter on the ground last year at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin.

The Marine Corps said it grounded its CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from training in Hawaii for 19 days and pulled them from an Australia deployment after the Jan. 14 crash of two of the big choppers off the North Shore of Oahu killed all 12 aboard. Read more

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