2nd Marine dies of injuries suffered in military plane crash

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HONOLULU (AP) -- A second Marine has died of injuries he suffered when a hybrid military aircraft crashed last weekend during a training exercise in Hawaii, the Marine Corps said Wednesday.

Capt. Brian Block said in a statement that the Marine's family has been notified, and his identity will be released later. The crash also killed Lance Cpl. Joshua Barron, 24, of Spokane, Washington.

The MV-22B Osprey, which can fly like a helicopter and a fixed-wing airplane, went down Sunday at a military base outside Honolulu with 21 Marines and a Navy corpsman on board. Two other Marines are still hospitalized in stable condition, Block said.

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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, shows Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan at an unknown location. The military said on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, a second Marine identified as Determan has died of injuries he received after an Osprey aircraft crashed during a training exercise last weekend in Hawaii. (U.S. Marine Corps via AP)
This undated photo provided by the US Marine Corps shows Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Barron, 24, of Spokane, Wash. Military officials have identified Barron, who was killed when a military aircraft crashed during a training exercise in Hawaii on Sunday, May17, 2015. The Marine Corps says Barron died of injuries sustained when the MV-22 Osprey went down Sunday at a military base outside Honolulu. (Marine Corps via AP)
In this May 17, 2015 photo, smoke rises from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after making a hard landing near Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii. The fatal crash of the Marine Corps' new hybridized airplane-and-helicopter aircraft during a training exercise is renewing safety concerns about the machine. (Zane Dulin via AP)
Smoke rises from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after it made a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii, Sunday, May 17, 2015. Several Marines from the aircraft were taken to a hospital, military officials say. (AP Photo/Kimberly Hynd)
In this May 17, 2015 photo, a man and woman look toward smoke rising from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after making a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii. The fatal crash of the Marine Corps' new hybridized airplane-and-helicopter aircraft during a training exercise is renewing safety concerns about the machine. (Zane Dulin via AP)
In this photo taken by a drone, smoke rises from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after it made a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii, Sunday, May 17, 2015. Several Marines from the aircraft were taken to a hospital, military officials said. (AP Photo/Brandon Kelly)
Debris rises as a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft, not pictured, makes a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii, Sunday, May 17, 2015. Several Marines from the aircraft were taken to a hospital, military officials say. (AP Photo/Kimberly Hynd)
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The Osprey had taken off from the USS Essex, a Navy ship 100 miles offshore. It was flying to Oahu to drop off infantry Marines for training on land, said Block, a spokesman for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is based in Camp Pendleton, California.

The crash didn't stop the unit's exercises, Block said. The Marines also don't plan to ground their fleet of Ospreys, despite calls to do so from the governor of Okinawa, Japan, where many of the aircraft are based.

The Ospreys are taking part this week in the inaugural U.S. Pacific Command Amphibious Leaders Symposium at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu. However, the training exercise that included the crash was not part of that event.

The Osprey is a tilt-rotor aircraft that can take off and land like a helicopter but flies like an airplane, which gives it a longer range than traditional helicopters.

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