• Amphibious assault vehicles that sink are 'death traps' for the troops inside, Marine veterans say after fatal accident

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    Assault amphibious vehicles are rough rides in choppy seas, especially for the troops riding in the back.
    Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adam Dublinske
    Nine service members died this summer when a Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle sank off the coast of California during a training exercise. It was the deadliest training accident in the vehicle's decades-long history.
    The Corps is investigating why the AAV sank and why so many troops lost their lives when it did. Though the investigation is still ongoing, the commanding officer of the unit involved has been relieved of his command.
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