UPDATE: Marine from Elizabethton Killed In Iraq Helicopter Crash

Elizabethton, Tenn. (AP) -- The father of an Elizabethton Marine said his son was among four killed Sunday when a helicopter made an emergency landing in a lake in Anbar, Iraq.

Thirty-nine-year-old Major Trane McCloud was killed when a Sea Knight helicopter carrying 16 Marines went down.

Military officials said the helicopter had experienced mechanical problems and was not hit by gunfire.

McCloud served almost 17 years with the marines and began his tour in Iraq in September. Ron McCloud said his son has a wife and three children who live in Hawaii at a Marine Corps base.

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