Aircraft accident injures 12 Marines in Hawaii: news report

Reuters News
Posted: May 17, 2015 9:00 PM

(Reuters) - Twelve U.S. marines were hospitalized with injuries suffered when their aircraft suffered a "hard landing," on Sunday during a training exercise in Hawaii, local media reported.

Honolulu firefighters and emergency crews responded to Bellows Air Force Station in Windward Oahu, Hawaii, where plumes of black smoke rose from the site of a downed MV-22 Osprey that had been carrying members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, News Now reported.

The aircraft had 21 people on board, including four crew members, when it went down on Sunday morning, the news outlet reported.

Marine officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

(Reporting by Carey Gillam; Editing by Chris Reese)