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Marines Peg ‘Bad Flying’ As Cause of April V-22 Crash in Morocco

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An April 11 MV-22B Osprey crash in Morocco occurred because the pilot committed a fundamental flying error which investigators have found was rendered irreversible by a tailwind neither he nor a second pilot in the cockpit noticed, Breaking Defense has confirmed. The Defense Department announced June 29 that the Marine Corps had ruled out any… Keep reading →

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V-22 Osprey Crashed After Dropping Troops At LZ; Mechanical Failure Unlikely

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WASHINGTON: The V-22 Osprey that crashed during a military exercise in southern Morocco, killing two Marine crew chiefs, had just dropped troops off in a landing zone on a clear day and was flying away when the accident occurred, military sources tell Breaking Defense. Those circumstances might seem to suggest that the tiltrotor troop transport… Keep reading →

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