Twelve United States Marines were injured when a military aircraft went down Sunday in Hawaii according to Captain Brian Block, a Marine Corps spokesman.

At approximately 11:00 AM local time, an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, made a hard landing at the Bellows Training Area in Hawaii. Twelve people were taken to a local hospital for treatment and emergency crews responded to the scene, Block reported. Local sources report up to twenty-one people were aboard the aircraft when it went down.
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The injured Marines aboard the aircraft are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Pendleton, California. As we’ve previously reported, it’s been a difficult week for Marine Corp aviators. On Sunday the Defense Department identified six Marines killed when their UH-1Y helicopter crashed in a mountainous region of Nepal on May 12 during a mission to provide relief to victims of the earthquake.
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