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Kildare born US Marine dies in helicopter crash

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Kildare born US Marine dies in helicopter crash

A US Marine from Clane in Co Kildare died on Tuesday night when the Black Hawk helicopter he was travelling in crashed off Florida’s Gulf Coast on Tuesday night.

Staff Sergeant Liam Flynn (34) is survived by his wife Destiny, his one-year-old daughter Laliane, his parents Billy and Ann Flynn, and his six sisters and three brothers.

The father-of one died when the helicopter plunged into the sea in Florida during a training exercise in foggy conditions.

He was one of seven Marines and four soldiers who died in the crash.