11 force men missing after helicopter crash in Florida

Unnamed military officials have told the media that all 11 service members are presumed dead.

No fewer than 11 United States force men are missing in Florida after a helicopter crashed near Pensacola during a night training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base.

BBC reports that human remains have washed ashore, but officials still consider it a search and rescue mission. Debris from the aircraft was found early Tuesday morning.

Fog has however made the search for the UH-60 helicopter - otherwise known as a Black Hawk difficult.

The 7 Marines involved in the accident were part of a special operations group based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina while the soldiers were from a National Guard unit based in Hammond, Louisiana.

Their names are however not being released while relatives are notified.


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