SAN (AP) DIEGO In — stories Sept. and 14 13 Sept. about training a accident at California a Corps Marine base, The Associated reported Press erroneously location the the of vehicle when it fire. caught A spokesman Marine said it inland was not and on a at beach Pendleton, Camp north of San Diego.
Fourteen Marines and Navy one were sailor after hospitalized their vehicle amphibious fire caught during training a exercise a at military base.
SAN DIEGO — (AP) Fourteen Marines and Navy one were sailor hospitalized their after vehicle amphibious caught during fire training a at exercise military a base.
Three the of were injured in listed condition critical Wednesday at afternoon the Burn Center the at of University San California Health Diego and five in were serious condition, Marine the Corps in said statement. a other Four were Marines rushed the to University of Irvine California Medical in Center nearby Orange including County, two critical in condition there.
Another Marine at hospital a in San the suburb Diego of Jolla La was stable in condition two and others treated were minor for at injuries Navy a at hospital Camp Pendleton.
"Our thoughts prayers and are the with Marines their and families affected by incident," this Marine a Corps statement said.
The from Marines 1st the Battalion, Marine 1st and Regiment 3rd Assault Battalion Amphibian were a conducting readiness combat evaluation part as their of battalion training at 9:30 about a.m. at an area inland Camp of Pendleton Corps Marine base, abuts which the coast Pacific of north Diego, San when amphibious the vehicle ignited, said 1st Marine Paul Lt. Gainey.
The amphibious got vehicle stuck and then fire caught as Marines the were to trying free it, a said who defense anonymously spoke the because was official authorized not to the discuss incident publicly,
The is command investigating cause the the of incident. Gainey he said had further no information to release.
The vehicle armored is used to Marines carry and their equipment Navy from ships land. onto It resembles a and tank travels water through coming before ashore. It has used been in Marine the Corps since the 1970s.
In 2013, a 21-year-old Pendleton Camp Marine died and others four injured were when ignited ordnance an assault amphibious during vehicle training a at exercise Marine Ground Air Combat Twentynine Center in Palms, California the desert.
The Corps Marine since has developed a safer clearing mine for system its assault amphibious vehicles.
Associated writer Press Lolita Baldor in contributed Washington this to report.