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“Five people thought dead after nuclear plane carrying nuclear material” in California

“Five people thought dead after nuclear plane carrying nuclear material” in California

  • The accident happened near Glamis, 30 miles north of the Mexican border and 150 miles east of San Diego.
  • Five people were on board and all believed to be dead, according to FOX 5 journalist Malik Earnest.
  • It is unclear what type of aircraft it was, and from what base it was operating

A military plane carrying nuclear material has crashed in California, and officials believe five passengers were killed.

The plane crashed in Imperial County near Highway 78 and near Glamis, 30 miles north of the Mexican border, and 150 miles east of San Diego.

The accident was confirmed by Naval Air Facility El Centro, 30 miles from the crash site.

Authorities say at least five people were killed at the time of the crash.

Investigators believe all passengers are dead, according to FOX 5 journalist Malik Earnest.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will perform at the Naval Air Facility El Centro on March 13, 2021. The base is about 30 miles from the scene of the accident.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will perform at the Naval Air Facility El Centro on March 13, 2021. The base is about 30 miles from the scene of the accident.

Glamis is known for its Cotton Dunes, 30 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. That's where the accident happened

Glamis is known for its Cotton Dunes, 30 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. That’s where the accident happened

It is unknown at this time what caused the crash.

The military is currently at the scene of the accident and an investigation is underway.

The Calexico Chronicle reported that “radio chats” suggested the plane was a V-22 Osprey.

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, on its way to the crash site, has a fleet of ospreys.

The day before the accident, MCAS Yuma reported that they were doing exercises last month.

‘An MV-22B Osprey transports weapons to the Marine Tests and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1) in an Expeditionary Advanced Base Operation (EABO) exercise at Old Highway 101 Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California on May 25, 2022,’ they said.

“This exercise will continue to assess the U.S. Marine Corps’ overall EABO to help improve the requirements and maintain lessons learned for future deployments to support the Force Design 2030 air combat element and objectives.”

This story is unfolding. More will come.

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“Five people thought dead after nuclear plane carrying nuclear material” in California

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