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A Marine reconnaissance aircraft on a routine mission out of Camp Pendleton crashed in the desert near Palm Springs, killing the pilot and a crew member, Marine officials said. Names of the two Marines killed were withheld until family members are notified. The plane, an OV-10 Bronco, is a multipurpose two-seater plane used primarily for reconnaissance, including artillery and naval gunfire fire control. The two-engine propeller-driven plane is built by Rockwell International.


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