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5 Marines Dead In California Osprey Aircraft Crash

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A U.S. military aircraft, MV-22B Osprey crashed that was carrying five Marines in the desert near Glamis in Southern California while it was on its way towards a routine training mission on Wednesday afternoon. All five Marines that were on board lost their lives as a result of the deadly impact.

The Imperial County Fire Department and the military firefighters were among the first to respond to the incident that took place at around 12:25 pm PST. The efforts of immediate equipment recovery and investigation regarding the crash of the aircraft belonging to the Marine Aircraft Wing have been started. According to the sources, the aircraft can be operated both as a helicopter or a turboprop aircraft. 

The officials confirmed on Friday that all the five casualties were based at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton in California. They were identified as Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland, 19, of Valencia, New Mexico; Cpl. Nathan E. Carlson, 21, of Winnebago, Illinois; Cpl. Seth D. Rasmuson, 21, of Johnson, Wyoming; Capt. John J. Sax, 33, of Placer, California; and Capt. Nicholas P. Losapio, 31, of Rockingham, New Hampshire.

This tragic crash happened about three months after the accident of a similar model of aircraft, an MV-22B, where four Marines died during a training exercise of NATO in Norway.

FAQs on California Osprey Aircraft Crash

Q1. When did the incident actually happen?

Ans. The tragic accident happened at around 12:25 pm PST on Wednesday.

Q2. Where did the crash take place?

Ans. The U.S. military aircraft crashed in the desert region near Glamis, around 150 miles east of San Diego in Southern California.

Q3. What is the casualty report of the accident?

Ans. The five casualties involved in the accident were identified as Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland, 19, of Valencia, New Mexico; Cpl. Nathan E. Carlson, 21, of Winnebago, Illinois; Cpl. Seth D. Rasmuson, 21, of Johnson, Wyoming; Capt. John J. Sax, 33, of Placer, California; and Capt. Nicholas P. Losapio, 31, of Rockingham, New Hampshire.

Q4. Were there any nuclear materials onboard the aircraft?

Ans. No, the aircraft was carrying no nuclear materials.

Q5. Who was the first to respond to the accident?

Ans. The Imperial County Fire Department and the military firefighters were among the first people to respond to the accident.

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