Second U.S. military plane crashes in just TWO DAYS in the same area of California: MH-60S Seahawk chopper goes down with all crew surviving near the desert where five marines were killed in MV-22B Osprey disaster
- An MH-60S Seahawk crashed into a Navy training area near El Centro
- One of the crew members on board had to go to the hospital after the accident
- The crash was less than 100 miles from where an MV-22B Osprey crashed this week killing five Marines
A U.S. military plane has crashed California just one day after another went down and killed five marines nearby.
The MH-60S Seahawk helicopter crashed at a U.S. Navy training area near El Centro, California on Thursday, less than 100 miles from where a Marine MV-22B Osprey helicopter crashed on Wednesday. opponents killed.
One of the crew members on board had to go to the hospital after the accident.
Commander Zach Harrell, a spokesman for Naval Air Forces, said: ‘I can confirm that a U.S. Navy helicopter crashed today at a U.S. Navy training area near El Centro, Calif.
The MH-60S Seahawk helicopter crashed on a U.S. Navy training range near El Centro, California (stock image)
“According to our initial reports, all four of the crew members on board survived the accident,” he said.
“One of the crew members sustained a non-life-threatening injury and was transferred to a local hospital.”
The minor injuries resulting from the crash are in stark contrast to the five Marines who were confirmed dead after an MV-22B Osprey belonging to the 3rd Marine Air Wing in the California desert.
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing confirmed the dead on Thursday in a statement, writing: ‘We mourn the loss of our marines in this tragic accident. Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they deal with this tragedy. ‘
The army did not release the names of the dead.
Family and friends confirmed that Nathan Carlson was one of the soldiers who died in the crash.
The girlfriend of 21-year-old Emily Baxter posted a tribute to the Navy on Facebook, writing: ‘My heart is absolutely devastated … I have no words to explain how I feel or how bad this is already tearing me apart . ..he had the biggest heart and was always ready to help anyone when they needed it.
Nathan Carlson, 21, of Machesney Park, Illinois, was confirmed dead Thursday by family and friends
The Marine was one of five people killed in the Osprey crash in the California desert on Wednesday.
Carlson (far right) came straight from high school to the Marines in 2019 and was a crew chief
Carlson appears in a photo in front of an Osprey plane
‘He went to work yesterday and woke me up and hugged me so tight, he told me he loved me and that was the last time I saw my person.
‘Rest in peace my dear angel. I love you always and forever. I promise myself pink, ‘she wrote in an emotional post.
Child friend Gage McDonald also posted a tribute to the soldier on his Facebook.
He wrote: ‘Words cannot explain how I feel. We were practically raised together. I’m so sorry this happened to you. I’m still waiting for a call from you saying you can just help and not be able to get to your phone. I love you and miss you, Nathan Carlson. ‘
The five Marines involved in the MV-22B Osprey crash on Wednesday were confirmed dead
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing confirmed the dead, writing: ‘We mourn the loss of our Marines in this tragic accident. Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they deal with this tragedy. ‘ The army did not release the soldier’s names, pending family notification
A helicopter was seen boarding Glamis on Wednesday, to aid the rescue operation
The plane crashed on military land in a desert area 30 kilometers from the border with Mexico
The army also announced that the repair of equipment on the site has begun and the investigation is ongoing.
The crash was confirmed Wednesday by Naval Air Facility in El Centro, which is investigating the crash.
The accident happened at 12.25pm local time, said 1st Lt. Duane Kampa, a 3rd MAW spokeswoman.
Footage of News 11 Yuma let military personnel and first responders gather in the desert, with a helicopter flying to the crash site. Faint smoke could be seen on the horizon.
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