Trump offers prayers for victims of Marine helicopter crash

ANI | Updated: Apr 05, 2018 02:09 IST

New Delhi [India], April 5 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump expressed his 'thoughts and prayers' for the victims, who lost their lives in Marine helicopter crash.

All the four crew members of the CH-53E Marine Corps helicopter were killed on Wednesday after it crashed near El Centro city in the Southern California during a said routine training mission.

Trump took to his Twitter account on Thursday, to show his support to the United States Marine Corporation, who lost their four US marines of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the four U.S. Marines from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing who lost their lives in yesterday's Southern California helicopter crash. We pray for their families, and our great USMC" Trump tweeted.

As per the latest reports, the defunct helicopter has been removed from the crash site and the corpses of the deceased crew members have been recovered and sent to a coroner's facility.

The CH-53E is largest and heaviest helicopter in the U.S. military. (ANI)