A military aircraft carrying five US Marines crashed Wednesday in Southern California, a spokesman for that military body said.

The source did not provide any information about possible victims of the accident, but denied information according to which the device was carrying radioactive substances when it crashed near Glamis, 35 km from the border with Mexico.

“We can confirm that an aircraft belonging to the 3e Marine Aircraft Wing crashed near Glamis,” the spokesman said.

“Five Marines were on board the aircraft and we are awaiting confirmation of the status of all crew members,” he added.

“Military and civilian rescuers are on the scene. Contrary to rumors on social media, there was no nuclear material on board the aircraft,” the source said.

The MV-22B Osprey vertical takeoff aircraft was based at the Marine Corps air station at Camp Pendleton.

The US military has already experienced several accidents involving this type of aircraft, including one that left four dead in March in Norway during a NATO exercise.

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