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3 U.S. Marines killed, 20 injured in an aircraft crash in Australia during a training exercise

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Here's hoping the service members have a full recovery.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

ZORGToday 03:46 pm JST

Another Osprey crash

Not surprising is it

Here's hoping the service members have a full recovery.

Only one of them was in critical condition

Did you read the article ?

There are still two others in hospital, genius.

11 ( +17 / -6 )

Shocking news.

Rest in Peace to the victims - doing their part to ensure freedom and Rule of Law in the Asia Pacific.

Wishing a full recovery for all those injured.

4 ( +14 / -10 )

Military training, made to be as realistic as possible, carries with it an increased risk to those conducting such training. Safety is always a primary concern and anything that can be learnt from errors or crashes will be used to make future training safer.

Even in peacetime, risks from training accidents are a real possibility. The courage and determination of all around them will support those involved. Training turns real for medics and recovery teams when such accidents happen. Their extensive training can mean the difference between life and death.

All this to protect our peace and safety. Respect and thanks, to those who serve.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Thanks to those lost for their service and may they rest in peace. And a speedy recovery to the others.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Boeing V-22 Osprey, The marines call it the flying coffin.

-2 ( +11 / -13 )

I stopped reading at the first occurrence of "Osprey"

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

I stopped reading at the first occurrence of "Osprey"

Always great to stay well informed and up to date on the latest news /s

3 ( +6 / -3 )

There is no denying the Osprey is the newest Marine killer since the Harrier.

R I P

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Osprey!

The "widow maker!"

Okinawa is infested with these, they are not supposed to overfly Naha, but they do, frequently. It's only a matter of time before one of these comes down over a populated area in Okinawa.

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

Tragic, hope every injured fully recovers, as for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice Rest In Peace, I pray for the families in these difficult times.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

BertieWoosterToday 07:58 pm JST

Osprey!

The "widow maker!"

Not TRUE

The true test of an aircraft's capability is its combat record. After the Pentagon fixed the problems that caused the crashes during development, the Osprey went into combat, where its record has proved to be remarkably safe. The Osprey has logged more than 100,000 flight hours in some of the most inhospitable conditions imaginable with a safety record that's actually considered the safest among Marine Corps rotorcraft.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a7663/how-safe-is-the-mv-22-osprey-8036684/

Gary

3 ( +8 / -5 )

I read the story ZORG--20 injured--I too hope they all fully recover.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Terrible news.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

This won't go down well in Okinawa.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

The widowmaker

Except that it’s not. The Osprey had developmental issues early on as almost all radically new designs do. Now it is a very safe aircraft as evidenced by the fatal accident per x flight hours being lower than other alternatives.

And in its role of delivering combat power to threat environments, it delivers more power faster and more survivably than other options as well.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

(Not counting the recent crash in Australia):

The V-22 Osprey has had 15 hull loss accidents that have resulted in a total of 54 fatalities. During testing from 1991 to 2000, there were four crashes resulting in 30 fatalities.[1] Since becoming operational in 2007, the V-22 has had ten crashes, including two combat-zone crashes,[2][3] and several other accidents and incidents that resulted in a total of 24 fatalities.[4]

(Wikipedia)

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