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Sgt. Tyler Shelton, Staff Sgt. Vincent Marketta Killed in Helicopter Accident

Sgt. Tyler Shelton, Staff Sgt. Vincent Marketta Killed in Helicopter Accident

2 Soldiers Killed After Black Hawk Crashes on San Clemente Island

San Clemente, CA (August 29, 2020) – Two soldiers died, and three others suffered injuries during an aircraft accident on San Clemente Island Thursday evening.

According to a U.S. Army Special Operations Command statement, the soldiers killed in the horrible crash are 33-year-old Staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta, of Brick, New Jersey; and 22-year-old Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton, of San Bernardino, California.

According to an article published by the Daily Independent, a Black Hawk helicopter crashed on San Clemente Island around 7 p.m. Officials mentioned the catastrophe took place about 70 miles west of San Diego.

Our sources indicated the soldiers were doing a routine training when the tragic incident happened.

Training Accident in San Clemente Island Sends 3 Soldiers to Hospital

Meanwhile, the news article mentioned three other soldiers suffered injuries in the accident. The victims were transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital in unknown condition.

Further investigation on the case is ongoing.


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