Amphibious vehicle ignites, 15 Marines taken to SoCal hospitals

Elias Hubbard
September 14, 2017

Fifteen Marines were sent to hospitals with unspecified injuries after an accident this morning at Camp Pendleton involving an amphibious assault vehicle. When medics arrived, they tried to resuscitate the Marine, but it was too late.

Despite the fact that the vehicle was inundated on fire, the majority of the Marines could get away.

The Marines, with the 1st Marine Division based at Camp Pendleton, were being treated at hospitals in the area, including off the base. Gainey says he had no further information to release yet.

The last Class-A mishap involving an amphibious assault vehicle was on September 16, 2013, when Cpl.

Just weeks ago, in August, the Corps rolled out a new version of the system, the MK-154 Mod 1, saying it had additional built-in safety and reliability features.

"Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident at this time", Gainey said.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately known, but Marine officials said in a statement that they were receiving medical treatment.

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