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Military personnel wade in the water and search on the beach under heavy fog at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, March 11, 2015, for the wreckage of a military helicopter that crashed with 11 service members aboard. (AP Photo/Melissa Nelson-Gabriel)

(Bloomberg) — Seven U.S. Marines and four soldiers are missing after a Black Hawk helicopter accident during a training exercise conducted out of Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle.

The aircraft and crew were reported missing about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and debris was located at about 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Pentagon statement. The accident occurred over water, either over the Gulf of Mexico or a more sheltered sound in a 20-square-mile area where the military conducts training missions, Sara Vidoni, an Eglin Air Force Base spokeswoman, said in an interview with CNN.

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