Five soldiers confirmed dead after MV-22B Osprey belonging to 3rd Marine Air Wing crashed in CA
Five soldiers confirmed dead after MV-22B Osprey belonging to 3rd Marine Air Wing crashed in California desert
- All five Marines in the MV-22B Osprey crash in California have been confirmed dead by the 3rd Marine Air Wing on Thursday.
- “We mourn the loss of our Marines in this tragic incident. Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they face this tragedy,” the statement said.
- The military has not released the names of the soldiers as family notification is pending.
- The accident occurred near Glamis, 30 miles north of the Mexican border and 150 miles east of San Diego.
- Initial reports said there was nuclear material on board the plane, but that has since been debunked.
- A total of 46 people have died in the last 30 years from Osprey accidents
Five US Marines have been confirmed dead after an MV-22B Osprey belonging to the 3rd Marine Air Wing crashed in the California desert.
The MV-22B Osprey crashed in Imperial County near Highway 78 and the town of Glamis, which is 30 miles north of the Mexican border and 150 miles east of San Diego.
On Thursday, the Navy’s 3rd Aircraft Wing confirmed the deaths in a statement, writing: “We mourn the loss of our Marines in this tragic incident. Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they face this tragedy.”
The army has not released the names of the soldier, pending notification of the family.
Equipment recovery has begun at the site and the investigation is ongoing.
All five Marines who were involved in the MV-22B Osprey crash on Wednesday were confirmed dead.
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing confirmed the dead and wrote: “We mourn the loss of our Marines in this tragic incident. Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they face this tragedy.” The army has not released the names of the soldier, pending notification of the family.
The accident was confirmed by the Naval Air Facility in El Centro on Wednesday, who investigated the accident.
The accident occurred around 12:25 pm local time, said 1st Lt. Duane Kampa, a spokesman for the 3rd MAW.
footage of News 11 Yuma it showed military personnel and first responders gathered in the desert, with a helicopter flying toward the crash site. Smoke could be seen faintly on the horizon.
There were rumors that the plane was carrying nuclear material when it crashed, but that has since been debunked.
“Contrary to initial reports, there was no nuclear material on board the plane.”
First responders and military personnel are seen arriving at the site of Wednesday’s crash.
A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey is shown in 2012. An aircraft like this crashed on Wednesday.
A helicopter is seen taking off near Glamis on Wednesday, to help with the rescue effort.
The aircraft crashed on military land in a desert area 30 miles from the Mexican border.
The MV-22B Osprey is a tilt-rotor aircraft, built by Boeing, that can carry 24 Navy combat troops, according to militar.com.
Boeing says it is “a multirole joint-service fighter aircraft” that has both the vertical performance of a helicopter and the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft.
“With its rotors upright, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter,” explains Boeing.
“Once airborne, it can become a turboprop aircraft capable of high-altitude, high-speed flight.
“This combination results in global range capabilities that allow the V-22 to fill an operational niche unlike any other aircraft.”
It has been in use since 2007.
The aircraft was first tested in 1989, but the program initially struggled and there were several accidents during testing resulting in 30 fatalities.
The Navy and Marine Corps made adjustments, and it was deployed to Iraq for the first time.
Glamis is famous for the Algodones Dunes, 30 miles north of the US-Mexico border. This is where the accident happened
Naval Air Facility El Centro confirmed the accident. The facility is about 30 miles from the crash site.
Osprey accidents: 46 people killed in 30 years
1989 – The first prototypes flew in March and the second in September.
1991-2 – The fourth and fifth prototypes crashed, with five dying in the Potomac River when the fifth crashed in July 1992, and the aircraft was modified as a result.
April 2000 – An Osprey crashed during a night training exercise at Marana Regional Airport near Tucson, Arizona, killing all 19 Marines on board. The fleet was grounded.
December 2000 – Another osprey has crashed during training near Jacksonville, North Carolina, killing four Marines.
December 2005 – The Marine Corps received its first batch of combat-ready Ospreys.
April 2010 – Four people are killed when an osprey crashes in Zabul province in southern Afghanistan.
april 2012 – Two marines are killed when an osprey crashes into the Draa River in Morocco.
October 2014 – One dead in an accident in the Arabian Gulf.
May 2015 – Two killed in an Osprey crash in Hawaii.
August 2017 – Three Marines killed off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
March 2022 – An MV-22B crashed in Norway during a training exercise, killing four.