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A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey carrying five Marines on board crashed in the southern California desert Wednesday afternoon, according to the service.

The MV-22B went down near Glamis, California, around 12:25 p.m., according to a USMC statement released following the incident. 

USMC did not immediately release details about the status of those on board.

“Five Marines were onboard the aircraft, and we are awaiting confirmation on the status of all members of the crew,” the Corps said Wednesday, adding, “Contrary to initial social media reports, there was no nuclear material on board the aircraft.” 

The aircraft was conducting a training mission, according to an Associated Press report.

The tilt-rotor aircraft was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, which is based in Camp Pendleton, California, a USMC spokesperson told FLYING.

This is a developing story.

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