A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report into the plane's March 11 crash at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma said the Marine was in a truck approximately 140 feet from the edge of the runway.
The Marine Corps previously identified the Marine as 23-year-old Lance Cpl. Anthony T. DuBeau, a Kenosha, Wisconsin, native.
The NTSB said the plane banked to the side during takeoff before its right wing struck the truck. The plane then crashed nearby. Its pilot and a passenger were not injured.