Military aircraft crashes in Southern California

A military aircraft crashed in southern California on Wednesday, a spokesman for the US Marines told AFP.

Military aircraft crashes in Southern California

A military aircraft crashed in southern California on Wednesday, a spokesman for the US Marines told AFP.

No details were given of any casualties in the crash, but the military denied reports that the aircraft was carrying radioactive materials when it crashed near Glamis, 35 km from the Mexican border.

“We can confirm that an aircraft belonging to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing crashed near Glamis,” the spokesperson said.

“Military and civilian relief are on site. Contrary to rumors on social networks, there was no nuclear material on board the aircraft,” he said.

A Marine airbase is located not far from the crash site in Yuma, Arizona and is home to a number of vertical takeoff MV-22 Osprey aircraft.

The US military has already experienced several accidents involving this model of aircraft, including one that killed four people last March in Norway during a NATO exercise.

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