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1 Marine Killed, 21 Injured When Camp Pendleton-Based Aircraft Makes Hard Landing

Debris rises as a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft, not pictured, makes a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii, May 17, 2015.
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Debris rises as a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft, not pictured, makes a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii, May 17, 2015.

One U.S. Marine was killed Sunday and 21 others were injured when a tilt-rotor aircraft based at Camp Pendleton made a hard landing at a training base in Hawaii.

The MV-22 Osprey from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit made the hard landing about 11:40 a.m. (2:40 p.m. PDT) at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows while conducting training, Capt. Brian Block of the USS Essex said.

There were 22 marines on the Osprey at the time, Block said.

The training area is located in Waimanalo on the island of Oahu.