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Two Marines killed in air crash in Morocco
Two U.S. Marines were killed and two severely injured Wednesday in Morocco in the crash of a hybrid aircraft, an MV-22 Osprey, officials said.
The Osprey crashed in a military training area southwest of Agadir, Morocco, after taking off from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, said Capt. Kevin Schultz, a Marine spokesman. Schultz said the Osprey, which takes off and lands like a helicopter and flies like a plane, was part of an annual U.s.-moroccan military exercise. Further information about the crash was being withheld until the next of kin were notified, said Rodney Ford, a U.S. Embassy spokesman in Rabat.