Military plane crash – live: Four reported dead, no ‘nuclear material’ after aircraft goes down in California – The Independent
A Marine Corps aircraft with five on board crashed in California on Wednesday.
Military and civilian first responders were on site, and the aircraft did not have nuclear material, a Marine spokesperson said.
“Military and civilian first responders are on site,” 1st Lt. Duane Kampa, a Marine spokesperson, said in a statement. He also pushed back on rumors circulating on social media that the aircraft had nuclear material.
“Contrary to initial reports, there was no nuclear material on board the aircraft,” Kampa said. “More information will be made available as we receive it.”
An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft is meant for multi-format low to ground assault missions and is commonly used by the marines. The location where this occurred just north of the US-Mexico border calls into question if the aircraft may have been shot at by cartel.
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- Military plane crash – live: Four reported dead, no ‘nuclear material’ after aircraft goes down in California The Independent
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