Five soldiers are confirmed dead after MV-22B Osprey belonging to 3rd Marine Air Wing crashed in the Californian desert
Five U.S. Marines have been confirmed dead after an MV-22B Osprey belonging to the 3rd Marine Air Wing crashed in the カリフォルニア 砂漠.
The MV-22B Osprey crashed in Imperial County near Highway 78 and the town of Glamis, これは 30 miles north of the Mexican border, そして 150 miles east of San Diego.
木曜日に, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing confirmed the deaths in a statement, 書き込み: ‘We mourn the loss of our Marines in this tragic mishap. Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they cope with this tragedy.’
The military has not released the names of the soldier, pending family notification.
Family and friends confirmed Nathan Carlson’s death. The 21-year-old’s girlfriend Emily Baxter posted a tribute to the Marine on Facebook, 書き込み: 「私の心は完全に粉々になっています…I don’t have words to explain what I feel or how badly this is tearing me apart already…he had the biggest heart and was always willing to help somebody if they needed.
‘He left for work yesterday and woke me up and hugged me so tight, he told me he loved me and that was the last time I’d seen my person.
‘Rest in peace my sweet angel. I love you always and forever. I pinky promise,’ she wrote in an emotional post.
Childhood friend Gage McDonald also posted a tribute to the soldier on his Facebook.
彼が書きました: ‘Words can’t explain the way I am feeling. We were practically raised together. I am so sorry this happened to you. I’m still waiting to get a call from you saying you were just helping and couldn’t get to your phone. I love and miss you, Nathan Carlson.’
The five marines who were involved the MV-22B Osprey crash on Wednesday were confirmed dead
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing confirmed the dead, 書き込み: ‘We mourn the loss of our Marines in this tragic mishap. Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they cope with this tragedy.’ The military has not released the names of the soldier, pending family notification
Equipment recovery has begun at the site and the investigation is ongoing.
The crash was confirmed by Naval Air Facility in El Centro on Wednesday, who investigated the crash.
The crash happened about 12.25pm local time, said 1st Lt. Duane Kampa, a 3rd MAW spokesman.
Footage from ニュース 11 Yuma showed military personnel and first responders gathering in the desert, with a helicopter flying off to the crash site. Smoke could be faintly seen on the horizon.
There were rumors the plane had been carrying nuclear material when it crashed, but that has since been debunked.
‘Contrary to initial reports, there was no nuclear material on board the aircraft.’
First responders and military personnel are seen arriving at the site of Wednesday’s crash
A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey is pictured in 2012. An aircraft like this crashed on Wednesday
A helicopter is seen on Wednesday taking off near Glamis, to aid the rescue effort
The aircraft crashed on military land in a desert area 30 miles from the border with Mexico
The MV-22B Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft, built by Boeing, which can carry 24 Marine combat troops, による Military.com.
Boeing says it is ‘a joint service multirole combat aircraft’ which has both the vertical performance of a helicopter and the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft.
‘With its rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter,’ Boeing explain.
‘Once airborne, it can convert to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight.
‘This combination results in global reach capabilities that allow the V-22 to fill an operational niche unlike any other aircraft.’
It have been in use since 2007.
The aircraft were first tested in 1989, but the program initially struggled, and there were several crashes during testing that resulted in 30 死亡者（数.
Adjustments were made by the Navy and Marine Corps, and it was first deployed in Iraq.
Glamis is famed for the Algodones Dunes, 30 miles north of the US-Mexico border. This is where the crash occurred
Naval Air Facility El Centro confirmed the crash. The facility is around 30 miles from the crash site
Osprey accidents: 46 people killed in 30 年
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.
ウクライナの軍人がキーウの外で戦闘車両に乗ります 2000 – An Osprey crashed during a night training exercise at Marana Regional Airport near Tucson, アリゾナ, マレーシア航空のMH17便は、親ロシアの分離主義者によって支配されているウクライナの地域から発射されたミサイルによって撃墜されました 19 Marines on board. The fleet was grounded.
12月 2000 – Another Osprey crashed during training near Jacksonville, ノースカロライナ州, killing four Marines.
12月 2005 – The Marine Corps received its first batch of combat-ready Ospreys.
ウクライナの軍人がキーウの外で戦闘車両に乗ります 2010 – Four people are killed when an Osprey crashes in Zabul province in southern Afghanistan.
ウクライナの軍人がキーウの外で戦闘車両に乗ります 2012 – Two Marines die when an Osprey crashes in the Draa River in Morocco.
10月 2014 – One killed in a crash in the Arabian Gulf.
五月 2015 – Two killed in an Osprey accident in Hawaii.
8月 2017 – Three Marines killed off the coast of Queensland, オーストラリア.
Mar 2022 – An MV-22B crashed in Norway during a training exercise, 4人を殺す.