Frightening 2017 MV-22 Osprey Crash Video Emerges Online

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MV-22_2017_Crash_Video_1″ > A screenshot from the video clip listed below. The video clip was caught by employees on the trip deck, however apparently never ever launched prior to. On August 5, 2017, a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey collapsed off the coastline of Australia while on last technique to aquatic transportation dock USS Green Bay (LPD-20). 3 Marines shed their lives in the collision, while 23 were saved with small injuries. Currently, on July 2, 2022, a distressing video clip from the accident was uploaded on the internet by the YouTube network What You Haven’t Seen, revealing what occurred that day on the trip deck. It shows up that the video clip was never ever released prior to and also was tape-recorded from the Green Bay’s garage door.

The video clip reveals the tiltrotor throughout the last strategy as it is being aligned to its touchdown place by the airplane supervisor. As the Osprey is reversing its yaw axis to enter the proper placement for the goal, it apparently shed lift in the left side, striking the trip deck with the left engine nacelle while the cabin area struck the starboard side of the USS Green Bay, prior to dropping in the sea.

A year later on, the USMC launched the examination record, where it was established the airplane collapsed because of encountering excessive downwash and also not having the drive to hold its hover, yet additionally the airplane might have been bring excessive weight. The examination described a facility yet low-risk goal for the Osprey, yet additionally explained that no person was at mistake in the case which all 3 employees passed away in the line of responsibility and also not because of misbehavior.

“The objective was intricate, tough, and also consisted of flying right into and also out of an extremely stuffed functional location. Implementing this objective called for an in-depth strategy and also remarkable technological efficiency. The Marines manning the incident airplane were objective qualified, fully-trained, and also certified. The incident airplane was mechanically audio,” stated the record.

USNI News released the record of the examination when it was launched, below is a passage defining what occurred: As the Osprey came close to Green Bay, it at first had problem linking to the ship’s Tactical Air Navigation signal therefore got advice from the ship’s air website traffic controllers. Upon last method, the Osprey changed its radios to the launch as well as land regularity. It was readied to land in Spot 5 on Green Bay and also adhered to right treatments to do so, according to the record.

The pilot, whose name is edited from the record yet USNI News comprehends was a Marine significant, “tried as well as acknowledged to fix a 200-300 foot per min price of descent with an application of power utilizing the Thrust Control Lever,” the record claimed of the airplane’s decrease in elevation as it came close to the trip deck. The pilot as well as copilot– 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross, that passed away in the collision– might not quit the descent as well as took numerous activities, consisting of relocating the Osprey’s nacelles onward. The left nacelle struck the Green Bay trip deck, as well as the Osprey progressed along the starboard side of the trip deck till the airplane struck a steel stairs. The left proprotor blades harmed the trip deck as well as a neighboring helicopter, and also the effect of the crash squashed the cabin, damaging the hip and also leg of the pilot inside. The airplane after that dropped 30 feet right into the water, as well as with an opening in the cabin, the airplane full of water swiftly and also sank nose-first.”


The record’s details root cause of problem and also referrals were edited from the openly readily available variation of the record. The protection authorities stated to USNI News, however, that every person associated with the accident complied with treatment as well as practically did whatever appropriate according to regulations at the time– yet according to the record, the method the downwash struck the ship and also came back at the airplane was undue, and also the airplane can not obtain sufficient propelled to obtain as well as make up onto the trip deck.

The recuperation of the collapsed Osprey is additionally revealed, which occurred as a joint United States as well as Australian initiative in the list below days. Complying with the considerable Search And Rescue initiative with watercrafts and also helicopters released from the United States ships, the Royal Australian Navy sent out a Clearance Diving group began aboard the hydrographic study ship HMAS Melville.

The V-22 Osprey has actually constantly created debate as it is usually viewed by the public as a dangerous airplane. It deserves keeping in mind, nonetheless, that its accident price is comparable (as well as in many cases reduced) to different other army airplane. Due to its individuality as a tiltrotor as well as its struggling growth, the Osprey constantly often tends to bring in even more interest from the media, while various other accidents often tend to obtain not as much focus.

H/T to @realworldpolice for the heads-up!

About Stefano D’Urso Stefano D’Urso is a self-employed reporter as well as factor to TheAviationist based in Lecce, Italy. A grad in Industral Engineering he’s likewise examining to attain a Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering. Digital Warfare, Loitering Munitions as well as OSINT methods put on the globe of existing disputes and also army procedures are amongst his locations of proficiency.

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