A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper helicopter assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 367, preapres to land during a live fire exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), Hawaii, Feb. 21, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)

Two Marine pilots were killed when their AH-1Z Viper helicopter crashed on Saturday night in Arizona, Corps officials have announced.

The pilots were flying a training mission as part of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course when their helicopter went down about 8:45 p.m., according to a post on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma's Facebook page.

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