Plane carrying 5 Marines crashes in California desert

BRAWLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Marine Corps Osprey plane carrying five Marines crashed in the Southern California desert on Wednesday and civilian and military emergency crews responded, but there were no details. immediate on injuries or deaths, the military said.

The MV-22B Osprey belonged to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing based at Camp Pendleton and went down at 12:25 p.m. during training, said Maj. Mason Englehart, spokesman for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, an aviation unit whose Headquarters are at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, about 115 miles (185 kilometers) west of the crash site near the community of Glamis in Imperial County.

The tiltrotor aircraft can take off and land like a helicopter but transit like a turboprop aircraft.

Englehart said he did not yet have details to release of the five Marines who were on board.


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