Category Archives: accident

July’s accident that killed 9 is the deadliest AAV incident in Marine Corps history


The July 30 amphibious assault vehicle accident that killed nine was the deadliest AAV-related accident in Marine Corps history, according to data from the Naval Safety Center. The vehicle was returning to the the amphibious transport dock Somerset after conducting a training raid with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit at San Clemente Island, California, when […]

What we know about Thursday’s AAV accident


Around 5:45 p.m. an amphibious assault vehicle with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit started taking on water and “rapidly” sank. As of Thursday, one Marine has been pronounced dead while another two are in a San Diego, California, hospital in critical condition. Eight other Marines are still missing. A new document acquired by Marine Corps […]