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US Osprey crashes in Middle East

01 October 2017

A United States military Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor crashed during operations in the Middle East on 29 September, injuring two service personnel onboard.

The Osprey that suffered "a hard landing" is reportedly an MV-22B variant operated by the US Marine Corps. (IHS Markit/Gareth Jennings)The Osprey that suffered "a hard landing" is reportedly an MV-22B variant operated by the US Marine Corps. (IHS Markit/Gareth Jennings)

The aircraft came down in the early hours in what the US Central Command (CENTCOM) described as “a hard landing”. In a press release, CENTCOM said that the injuries sustained by the crew and/or passengers were not life threatening, and that the cause of the incident is being investigated.

CENTCOM did not disclose the precise location, nor did it say if the aircraft was an MV-22B transport/assault variant of the US Marine Corps (USMC) or if it was a CV-22B special operations variant of the US Air Force (USAF).

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