US military plane crashes in California – reports – RT World News


A military plane of an unspecified type crashed Wednesday in Imperial County, California, about 30 miles north of the Mexican border. All five people on board are presumed dead. Preliminary reports mentioned “nuclear matter” on board. While the US Marine Corps has confirmed there was a crash, no details have been officially confirmed.

Local news stations KYMA and KECY reported Wednesday afternoon that a military plane had crashed near the community of Glamis, citing the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office. The crash was located near State Route 78 and Coachella Canal Road. The area is northeast of the Calexico-Mexicali Passage, approximately 150 miles east of San Diego.

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma in neighboring Arizona confirmed there was a crash, but said it would provide more information later.

San Diego reporter Malik Earnest tweeted that the plane was “laden with nuclear material with at least 5 people on board.” He later added that Imperial County officials assumed all five people on board were dead.

“Additional details of the nuclear materials on board are not known. The military now has the scene,” added seriously.

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