NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A Valencia County native is among the five Marines killed in a flight training crash. Lance Corporal Evan Strickland was part of a five-man crew on an aircraft flying in California on Wednesday.
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Details are limited on what caused the crash and Marine officials are currently calling it a “mishap.”
Strickland, who was only 19, graduated from the Los Lunas school district and was serving in the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing as a tilt-rotor crew chief.