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Marine Corps Plane Crashes, Killing Two

FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 1997

A Marine Corps training plane crashed in the mountains of Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest, killing both Navy pilots on board.

The pilots, flying a T-34 Beechcraft Bonanza turboprop, crashed Wednesday night in Silverado Canyon during a trip from El Toro Marine Air Station in Orange County to the El Central Naval Air Station near the Mexican border.

They were going there to evaluate a flight landing exercise that a Marine fighter attack squadron was going to conduct.



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