The cause of the crash was not immediately known and the Accident Investigation Board of the Air Force was investigating.
The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing went down near California's El Centro city during what officials called a routine training mission, killing all the four crew members on board.
A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet also crashed on Tuesday in the East African nation of Djibouti during a training exercise.
The Thunderbirds have withdrawn their participation at this weekend's Air & Space Expo at March Air Force Base in Riverside County in a response to the crash. (ANI)