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Military investigation on Osprey crash spreads blame


    Smoke rose from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft May 17 after it crashed at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows in Waimanalo. Two Marines died in the crash, and most of the 20 other Marines aboard the aircraft were injured.

A Marine Corps investigation into the May 17 fatal crash of an MV-22 Osprey at Bellows, after consecutive landing attempts in the same severe brownout conditions, apportioned blame allthe way around but said pilots could have picked an alternative flight profile or alternative landing site when it became clear the engulfing sand and dust were far worse than expected. Read more

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