Five people were killed in a plane crash involving an American MV-22B Osprey convertible.
On Wednesday, June 8, a MV-22B Osprey military plane, which was part of the 3rd US Marine Corps, crashed in southern California. Immediately after the plane crash, the media reported that this convertible (an aircraft that combines the functions of an airplane and a helicopter) had ammunition with nuclear materials on board.
This information denied in a statement by the military command of this US Marine Corps unit on the official Facebook page.
The military confirmed that the MV-22B Osprey was involved in a plane crash near the city of Glamis in the Colorado desert.
“Military and civilian rapid response services are on the ground. Contrary to rumors on social media, there was no nuclear material on board the plane,” the statement said.
The deaths of four servicemen on board have already been confirmed. Rescuers are looking for the body of the fifth passenger, who apparently also did not survive.
Previously on the official website of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma published a photo of one of the convertibles transporting ammunition to the Marine base during military exercises.
We will remind, earlier in the Russian Transbaikalia the Mi-8 helicopter on board which there were 15 people crashed.