03/11/2015 03:03 pm ET Updated Mar 11, 2015

Obama Calls For Probe Into Military Helicopter Crash

President Barack Obama has called for a probe into the military helicopter crash that occurred during a night-time training mission in Florida on Tuesday.

According to the AP, Obama said he's confident there will be a detailed and through investigation into the crash, which involved an Army helicopter and seven Marines and four soldiers, who are presumed dead, according to a Pentagon official.

Obama sent his condolences to the families of those involved in the crash. Vice President Joe Biden also spoke Wednesday about the crash, saying Americans "sorely underestimate the constant commitment that only 1 percent of the population makes on behalf of our security."

"Our hearts go out to the families of the servicemen and women involved [in the crash]," Biden said.

Human remains and pieces of wreckage washed ashore on Wednesday, but search crews are still looking for the helicopter.

The AP has more on the crash:

A military spokesman says the 11 Marines and soldiers involved in a helicopter crash in Florida were using boats and choppers to practice reaching and leaving a target site.

Capt. Barry Morris is a spokesman for the Marine Corps Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He says the troops involved with the exercise had been in the Florida Panhandle since Sunday and were scheduled to stay through this Sunday. He says they were doing what the military calls insertion and extraction missions.

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