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 wrote on its Facebook page. “Federal Fire and other local first responders including Reach are headed to the scene. We have no other information at this time. As we are able to confirm information we will release it here. Please be patient as we work through this incident.”
Firefighters were called to Highway 78 near Palo Verde at 5:43pm following a report of a military aircraft down, an Imperial County Fire Department representative confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.
There was no immediate information on the type of aircraft involved, the number of crew on board or which military branch operated it.
On Wednesday, an MV-22 Osprey went down during training in a remote desert area of Imperial County, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Yuma, Arizona. All five Marines on board were killed.
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