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(Tribune News Service) — Two pilots injured when a Marine Corps helicopter crashed near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst last week have been released from an area hospital and are in good condition, a military official said.

The pilots were flying a “routine local area training flight” in a Marine Corps AH-1 helicopter that originated at the base when the chopper crashed at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Lieutenant Colonel Craig W. Thomas, a spokesman for the U.S. Marine Corps.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, Thomas said.

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A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z helicopter conducts close fire support at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Dec 11, 2020. The AH-1Z provided close fire support with 2.75 inch HE rockets and .50 caliber GAU-21 single barrel rapid-fire machine guns.
A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z helicopter conducts close fire support at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Dec 11, 2020. The AH-1Z provided close fire support with 2.75 inch HE rockets and .50 caliber GAU-21 single barrel rapid-fire machine guns. ( Matthew Porter/U.S. Air Force)

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