Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) offered his prayers for the MCAS Miramar-based servicemembers, who are presumed dead, following the helicopter crash in Imperial County that occurred Tuesday afternoon.
Rep. Peters released the following statement:
“I want to offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of our fallen heroes. My office will be closely following the Marine Corps investigation as they look into the details and causes of this tragic crash. Their report will give Congress a better idea of what we can do to prevent these crashes—whether we need to address readiness, training, oversight, or other factors—and how we can better equip our troops to ensure this won’t happen again. I stand ready to do whatever I can to help should the report identify that congressional action is needed.”