Ga. woman: son among 7 killed in helicopter crash

February 24, 2012 - 2:45 PM
Military Helicopters Collide

This video framegrab image provided Thursday Feb. 23, 2012 by KPNX-12 News shows an aerial view of a crash site where two U.S. Marine helicopters collided Wednesday over a training site in the desert near Yuma, Ariz. The crash killed seven Marines, in one of the deadliest military training accidents in years.(AP Photo/ KPNX-12 News) MANDATORY CREDIT

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Marine from Georgia is among the dead after an aviation training accident that killed seven Marines.

Wanda Little says her son, 25-year-old Lance Cpl. Corey Little of Fayetteville, was a Huey helicopter crew chief who died in the crash this week in California.

Officials said it could take weeks to determine what caused an AH-1W Cobra and a UH-1 Huey to crash in midair during a routine exercise Wednesday night, killing all aboard the aircraft. Skies were clear and the weather was mild.

Wanda Little said her son graduated from Sandy Creek High School in 2004 and played baseball while growing up in Fayetteville, just south of Atlanta.

The accident was one of the Marines' deadliest aviation training accidents in years.