Captain Daryll Pina of the California Department of Forestry says the Cobra military attack helicopter crashed late Tuesday night and briefly set off a 1-2 acre wildfire.
Pina says a Defense Department accident investigation team was on the scene Wednesday morning. He did not know what branch of the military the helicopter was from, but firefighters received reports from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar that a helicopter with live ordnance was missing.
A spokesman for the air station had no immediate comment.
Pina had no information on the dead, but said they were the only two aboard.