The Insider

Sailor's death result of aviation mishap injury

By Lee Hudson  
February 26, 2018 at 10:15 AM

A sailor was pronounced dead Saturday after being struck earlier in the week by a spinning UH-1Y Venom tail rotor blade, according to a Marine Corps statement.

Navy Lt. James Mazzuchelli died from injuries sustained during the Feb. 21 incident. He was a flight surgeon assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron-267 and stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, CA.

No additional details were available about how the incident happened or the nature of Mazzuchelli's injuries. An investigation into the mishap is ongoing.