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Truckee resident dies in Navy helicopter crash

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Department of Defense has confirmed that one of the two crew members who died in a helicopter crash off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday was from Truckee.

Petty Officer, Third Class Brian Collins, 25, died when his MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter crash-landed in the Atlantic Ocean during a training exercise. Military officials said the helicopter was forced to make an emergency water landing, although it was not initially clear what prompted the emergency landing.

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