Military Plane Crashes in Imperial Valley

MCAS Miramar said the Third Marine Aircraft Wing AV-8B Harrier was stationed at MCAS Yuma and crashed around 4:20 p.m. in the Imperial Valley, about two hours from San Diego.

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Cpl Maxwell Pennington, MCAS Miramar
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing AV-8B Harrier stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., crashed in Imperial, Calif., June 4. According to Imperial City officials, eight homes were evacuated with three destroyed. Marine Corps and local authorities are working together to ensure the safety and well-being of local residents and to conduct clean-up operations.
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Cpl Maxwell Pennington, MCAS Miramar
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing AV-8B Harrier stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., crashed in Imperial, Calif., June 4. According to Imperial City officials, eight homes were evacuated with three destroyed. Marine Corps and local authorities are working together to ensure the safety and well-being of local residents and to conduct clean-up operations.
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A viewer submitted this photo to NBC 7 of a Marine aircraft that crashed into an Imperial Valley neighborhood on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
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A viewer submitted this photo to NBC 7 of a Marine aircraft that crashed into an Imperial Valley neighborhood on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
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An image captured from the cell phone video of Elias Alarcon on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
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A map showing Imperial, Calif., in relation to San Diego County.
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The aftermath of the crash.
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Officials survey the damage from a military plane that crashed in a residential area in Imperial, Calif., on June 4, 2014.
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A viewer submitted this photo to NBC 7 of a Marine aircraft that crashed into an Imperial Valley neighborhood on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
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Officials survey the damage from a military plane that crashed in a residential area in Imperial, Calif., on June 4, 2014.
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Officials survey the damage from a military plane that crashed in a residential area in Imperial, Calif., on June 4, 2014.
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A military official at the scene of the crash Wednesday night.
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