The plane crashed in California off Highway 78 near Walters Camp Road, the state of affairs reports. Writing on Twitter, KYMA News reporter Wiley Jawhary said there was no information yet on how many people were on board.
He said: “The Imperial County Fire Department is responding to a military aircraft that crashed on Highway 78 near Walters Camp Road/Palo Verde.
“No word on the number of people on board.
“The Riverside County Fire is also on the way.
“This comes a day after an MV22B went down at Glamis.”
Another KYMA reporter, Adonis Albright, tweeted that reports indicate it could be a crashed helicopter.
He said: “We are learning that it could be a military helicopter, we are waiting to confirm more details with NAF El Centro.
“We have a reporter coming to the scene to find out more.”
And another update added “We have just received confirmation from NAF El Centro, they are also heading to the location. More details to come as we learn.
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He said: “USMC confirms it was a NAVY MH-60S helicopter; all four Marines on board survived.
“One of the crew members sustained a non-life-threatening injury and was taken to a local hospital.”
This comes after another crash nearby resulted in the deaths of five US Marines, according to a press release from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.
An MV-22B Osprey crashed near Glamis near Coachella Canal Road and Highway 78.
The Osprey is a so-called “vertical take-off and landing” aircraft which has a rotary wing which allows it to be maneuvered like a helicopter or an airplane.
They said: “Although military service is inherently dangerous, the loss of life is always difficult.
“Third Marine Aircraft Wing is committed to providing support to the families, friends and other service members of fallen Marines.”
There have been 12 Osprey crashes since 1991, killing 46 people in total.
More recently, four US Marines were killed during a NATO exercise in Norway.