SAN DIEGO - A sailor has died after suffering injuries from a helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base near San Diego.
The sailor has been identified as Navy Lt. James A. Mazzuchelli. He was a flight surgeon assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267, Marine Aircraft Group 39, stationed at MCAS Camp Pendleton.
A native of Orange Park, Florida, Mazzuchelli commissioned in the Navy in June 2010.
The Marine Corps said the accident happened Wednesday night.
The sailor was hit on the deck by a spinning tail rotor blade of a UH-1Y Venom.
The sailor died at a hospital shortly before 6 a.m. on Saturday.
The accident is still under investigation.