SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The commandant of the Coast Guard says it's difficult to understand how a Marine helicopter and a Coast Guard airplane collided off the San Diego coast, killing nine people.
Adm. Thad Allen spoke Friday at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento during a memorial service for the seven Coast Guard members killed when their C-130 plane collided Oct. 29 on a mission to rescue a boater. Two Marines who were training on a AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter also died.
The Coast Guard members were based in Sacramento, where they were eulogized as smart, caring people who loved to fly and volunteered time in the community.
Investigators are looking into the cause of the collision.
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Sunday was all about those who laid their lives on the line and with the number of veterans dwindling each year, many present at a Miramar ceremony hope to keep their memory alive.
A Navy Seal team member has died after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.
Metropolitan Transit System is scheduling extra service starting Monday for a three-day game series between the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs at Petco Park, a spokesperson said.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Commencement was held Sunday for seniors at the University of San Diego, with ceremonies featuring a pair of distinguished alumni.
Cool and cloudy conditions start off Friday morning, but the sun will break through in the afternoon. Strong winds in San Diego County's deserts are also expected to ease up Friday morning.
A 30-year-old was knocked out and stabbed three times at the Beyer Trolley Station early Sunday morning, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
A bird was responsible for an outage that left thousands without electricity Sunday, a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson said.
The remains of a U.S. Navy pilot killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War have been brought to San Diego for burial.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.