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Marines: 12 Taken to Hospital after Aircraft's Hard Landing

Sunday, 17 May 2015 08:47 PM

A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii on Sunday and 12 Marines were taken to a hospital, military officials said.

The tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey can take off and land like a helicopter but has wings to fly like an airplane. It had a "hard-landing mishap" at about 11 a.m., the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit said in a statement.

Officials didn't provide details about the conditions of the Marines, who were training at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu.

The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit is based at Camp Pendleton in California and is in Hawaii for about a week for training.

Donald Gahit said he saw smoke rising in the air from Bellows when he looked outside his house after hearing sirens pass by.

"At first I thought it was clouds, but it was moving fast and it was pretty dark," said the Waimanalo resident.

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A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii on Sunday and 12 Marines were taken to a hospital, military officials said.
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