1 Marine dead after aircraft makes hard landing during training

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A Marine is dead after an aircraft made a hard landing during a training exercise today in Hawaii, a military spokesman said.

A Marine is dead after an aircraft made a hard landing during a training exercise today in Hawaii, a military spokesman said.

Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Brian Block said that at approximately 11:40 a.m. local time an MV-22 Osprey made the hard landing at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows in Hawaii.

There were 22 Marines on board, and all the other 21 were taken to a local hospital for treatment, Block said.

Emergency response teams were on the scene and the cause of the incident is under investigation, he said.

The Osprey and the Marines on it are assigned to the 15 Marine Expeditionary Unit stationed out of Camp Pendleton, California, but it's likely this aircraft operated out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

It's been a difficult week for Marine Corp aviation. 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.

Built by Boeing Co. and Bell, a unit of Textron Inc., the Osprey program was nearly scrapped after a history of mechanical failures and two test crashes that killed 23 Marines in 2000.

The aircraft have since been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Learn More:

The ABC11 I-Team has been investigating the Osprey for years.

- Local congressman fights for truth about Osprey crash in 2000

- Widows of Osprey pilots work to clear husbands' names

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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