2nd Marine killed in Hawaii crash identified as Arizona man

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U.S. Marine Killed in Hawaii Crash


HONOLULU (AP) — The military on Wednesday said a second Marine has died of injuries he received after an Osprey aircraft crashed during a training exercise last weekend in Hawaii.

Lance Cpl. Matthew Determan of Maricopa, Arizona, was among several people who were injured when the MV-22 Osprey went down at Bellows Air Force Station outside Honolulu on Sunday.

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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 military said in a statement that Determan, 21, died on Tuesday.

"Our country and our Corps are poorer for his loss, but his example will continue to inspire us," said Col. Vance L. Cryer, the commander of the 15th Expeditionary Unit.

The death of Lance Cpl. Joshua Barron, 24, of Spokane, Washington, had been announced earlier.

The Osprey, which can fly like a helicopter and a fixed-wing airplane, went down with 21 Marines and a Navy corpsman on board.

Two other Marines are still hospitalized in stable condition, Capt. Brian Block said Wednesday.

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.

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.

There was still no word on a cause of the crash in the latest statement.

The Ospreys took 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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