USAF Revealed Documents of Crashed MV-22

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USAF Revealed Documents of Crashed MV-22

USAF Revealed Documents of Crashed MV-22. A US Air Force MV-22 Boeing hit the flight deck of an amphibious transport pier before crashing into the waters off the coast of East Australia on August 5, according to a Navy document. U.S.

The tiltrotor launched that night from the amphibious carrier USS Bonhomme Richard during a joint exercise with the Australian Navy, carrying 26 Marines aboard.

But the Osprey struck the US Navy 25,000t-class USS Green Bay during its final approach to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia. After the collision, the MV-22 crashed into the water, according to an August 9 safety report.

The Marines declared three men aboard the MV-22 dead on August 7 after calling for search rescue efforts in the 15.6 nm (18 mil) waters off the Queensland coast. Green Bay and other boats rescued To the other 23 marines aboard the plane.

Since then, the Marines have issued a grounding order on all aircraft of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, including the MV-22s. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

The incident is part of a series of crashes plaguing the Navy's fleet of aircraft this year and causing an increase in Class A crashes that result in deaths or excessive damage. In early July, a Lockheed Martin KC-130T operated by the Marine Forces Reserve fell, leaving 16 Marines dead. Twelve USMC KC-130Ts remain connected to ground.

Updated data for August 10 show a Class A crash rate of 4.56 per 100,000 flight hours to date since the start of fiscal year 2017, according to data released online by the Navy Security Center. Marine aircraft collected a Class A accident rate of 3.42 during the same period in fiscal year 2016.