By SDCN Editor
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA–Five Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), have been confirmed dead following an aviation mishap involving an MV-22B Osprey during a training mission Wednesday near Glamis, CA, the military said.
Maj. Gen. Bradford J. Gering, commanding general of 3rd MAW issued the following statement:
“We mourn the loss of our Marines in this tragic mishap. Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they cope with this tragedy.”
The aircraft crash was reported around 12:25 p.m. near Glamis, an unincorporated community in Imperial County.
The Osprey was based at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton with Marine Aircraft Group 39.
The identities of the deceased service members are not released until 24-hours after all next-of-kin notifications have been completed.
Equipment recovery efforts have begun and an investigation is underway.