According to local reports, four people are feared dead and one missing after a 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing plane crashed near a major California highway.
The plane reportedly crashed in the Imperial County area near Route 78 and the Coachella Canal Road about 30 miles north of the Mexico border.
“We can confirm that a 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing MV-22B Osprey crashed near Glamis, California,” First Lieutenant Duane Kampa of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing told The Sun.
“Military and civilian first responders are on site. Contrary to initial reports, there was no nuclear material on board the aircraft.”
Another statement was made via press release: “Five Marines were on board the aircraft and we are awaiting confirmation of the status of all crew members.
“We are asking for the public’s patience while we work diligently with first responders and the unit to find out what happened this afternoon.”
The Naval Air Facility El Centro said it received reports of a downed plane that the Installation Federal Fire Department and the Imperial County Fire Department responded to the crash.
Corresponding Aerial reporter Malik Earnestciting Reich District officials, all five passengers on board the helicopter died.
However, officials have yet to confirm whether there were any casualties in the crash.
The military is reportedly on the scene while rescue efforts are underway.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5520375/military-aircraft-plane-crash-glamis-california/ At least four people are killed and one person is missing in a military plane crash in California near Highway 78 in Imperial County