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Military Planes Crash Offshore California

The fate of seven Coast Guard and two Marine Corps personnel is unknown, as search-and-rescue operations go into a second day over the Pacific Ocean near California, say US military officials.

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Reports say last night around 7 PM, a Coast Guard C-130 transport and a Marine Corps AH-1W Cobra Attack Helicopter (both pictured) collided in midair approximately 50 miles southeast of San Diego near San Clemente Island.

Earlier this week, another Cobra Helicopter collided with a UH-1 helicopter in Afghanistan, killing four American troops and wounding two more, according to a Marine Corps spokesman.

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