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FY17012 - Ground flash fire on MCAS Miramar injures two Marines

June 26, 2017

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At approximately 10:18 P.M. (PST), a ground flash fire occurred on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar injuring two Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 (VMFA-112) who were performing routine aircraft maintenance on an F/A-18 at the time.

Both Marines are currently being treated for severe burns at the UC-San Diego Regional Burn Center. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

VMFA-112 is a Marine Corps reserve unit based out of Fort Worth, Texas. This incident is under investigation

For additional information, please call the Public Affairs Office at 858-577-6000 or email us at miramarmedia@usmc.mil.

For MCAS Miramar and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing press releases please visit our Press Release Page.
-USMC



Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Public Affairs Officer
P.O. Box 452017, San Diego, CA 92145-2017

Phone: (858) 577-6000 Cell: (858) 864-3406 Fax: (858) 577-6001
miramarmedia@usmc.mil
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