BRAWLY, Calif. – A Marine Corps aircraft crashed Wednesday in the Southern California desert and civilian and military emergency crews were responding, but there were no immediate details on who were on board, the military said.
Five people were aboard the MV-22B Osprey when it crashed in a remote area near the town of Glamis in Imperial County. There was no official word on possible losses.
A military plane carrying five US Marines crashed in Southern California on Wednesday, according to a US Marine Corps spokesperson.
Spokesman Lieutenant Doan Kampa said it was not immediately clear how many survived the accident.
The MV-22B Osprey belonging to the Navy’s 3rd Aircraft Wing, crashed around 1 p.m. in a remote area near Interstate 78 and Coachella Canal Road, near the Naval Aviation Facility in El Centro, California, about 100 miles east of San Francisco, authorities said. Diego.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
“Contrary to initial reports, there were no nuclear materials on board,” the Naval Air Facility at El Centro said.
The incident came nearly three months after four marines were killed in Norway during a NATO exercise while using the same type of aircraft, the MV-22B, which can be operated as a helicopter or helicopter, according to the US Navy.