Fire chief: Crews work to recover flight recorder from crash
NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — A fire official says divers are still trying to recover a flight recorder from the site of a helicopter crash that killed seven Marines and four soldiers.
Mark Giuliano, the fire chief at Eglin Air Force Base, said Thursday that the Black Hawk helicopter was still in about 25 feet of water.
He says divers were sent down Wednesday, but the flight recorder is still in the wreckage of what he called a "high-impact crash."
Giuliano says divers will have to wait until weather conditions, including dense fog, improve before they can pull out any large pieces of the wreckage.
The military is not yet releasing the names of those killed in the crash or any details about them.
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