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Helicopter with 6 on board crashes near California-Nevada border days after 5 Marines die in chopper crash

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Helicopter with 6 on board crashes near California-Nevada border days after 5 Marines die in chopper crash

A helicopter carrying six people crashed near the California-Nevada border late Friday night — just days after five Marines were killed when their chopper went down in the Golden State.

The Eurocopter EC 130 crashed near Nipton, the outer reaches of the Mojave Desert Preserve, east of the 15 Freeway, around 10 p.m. local time, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

“The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate,” the agency said.

No survivors have been located, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.

The helicopter is registered to a Burbank-area tour company called Orbic Air, NBC reported.

Orbic Air could not be immediately reached for a comment.

The Friday night incident marks the second fatal helicopter crash in California in less than a week, after five Marines perished when their aircraft went down while returning from a training exercise on Tuesday.

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