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Marine Osprey crashes in Southern California desert

Five Marines have been aboard the MV-22B Osprey belonging to the third Marine Aircraft Wing primarily based at Camp Pendleton when it crashed in Imperial County.

SAN DIEGO — A Marine Corps Osprey plane carrying 5 Marines crashed Wednesday in the Southern California desert close to Glamis in Imperial County on Wednesday afternoon. All 5 Marines on board have been confirmed deceased in response to a launch Thursday morning from the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing.

Maj. Gen. Bradford J. Gering, commanding common of third MAW issued the
following assertion, “We mourn the loss of our Marines in this tragic
mishap. Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they cope with
this tragedy.”

As a matter of coverage, the identities of deceased service members should not
launched till 24-hours in any case next-of-kin notifications have been
accomplished.

The MV-22B Osprey belonged to the third Marine Aircraft Wing primarily based at Camp Pendleton in North San Diego County and went down at 12:25 p.m. throughout coaching, Maj. Mason Englehart, spokesman for the third Marine Aircraft Wing instructed the AP.  

The crash occurred close to State Route 78 and Coachella Canal Road, about 115 miles east of San Diego.

Equipment recovery efforts have begun and an investigation is underway.

The Marine Corp posted a message that “contrary to social media rumors, there was no nuclear material on board the aircraft” on Twitter.

Most just lately, 4 Marines have been killed when a Marine Corps Osprey crashed on March 18 close to a Norwegian city in the Arctic Circle whereas taking part in a NATO train.

The MV-22B Osprey is a tiltrotor plane that may function as a helicopter or a turboprop plane made by Bell-Boeing in response to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).

Its growth was marked by lethal crashes, together with an April 2000 accident in Arizona that killed 19 Marines.

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