2nd US military aircraft crashes in same area in two days – reports — Analysis

A second military plane has crashed near the California-Arizona boundary. Firefighters responded.

The US Navy’s Naval Air Facility El Centro has confirmed it is aware of reports that yet another US military aircraft has crashed on Thursday, about 35 miles north of Yuma, Arizona. The incident comes just one day after five Marines were killed in an MV-22 Osprey crash around the same area, in nearby Imperial County, California.

“We have received reports that a military aircraft has crashed about 35 miles north of Yuma, AZ,”Naval Air Facility El Centro shared its thoughts on Facebook. “Federal Fire and other local first responders including Reach are headed to the scene. At this moment, we don’t have any other information. When we can confirm the information, we’ll post it here. Please be patient as we work through this incident.”

Firefighters responded to a call from Highway 78 at Palo Verde about a downed military plane. An Imperial County Fire Department representative told the Los Angeles Times that firefighters were dispatched to respond to the emergency.

It was not immediately clear what type of plane it was, how many crew were aboard or what military branch they operated.


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