Plane Carrying 5 Marines Crashes in California Desert

BRAWLEY, Calif. — A Marine Corps Osprey plane carrying 5 Marines crashed Wednesday within the Southern California desert and civilian and army emergency crews have been responding, however there have been no instant particulars about any accidents or fatalities, the army mentioned.

The MV-22B Osprey belonged to the third Marine Plane Wing based mostly at Camp Pendleton and went down at 12:25 p.m. throughout coaching, mentioned Maj. Mason Englehart, spokesman for the third Marine Plane Wing, an aviation unit headquartered at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in San Diego, about 115 miles (185 kilometers) west of the crash web site close to the neighborhood of Glamis in Imperial County.

The tiltrotor plane can take off and land as a helicopter however transit as a turboprop plane.

Englehart mentioned he had no additional particulars but to launch in regards to the 5 Marines who have been on board.

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