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Newly-unearthed footage shows the moment a MV-22 Osprey helicopter crashed over the side of a US warship in 2017, killing three Marines who were on board.

The clip, first posted online Saturday, shows the sophisticated helicopter – which can fly like a plane and hover like a chopper –  trying to land on the deck of the US Green Bay of the coast of Queensland, Australia, on August 5, 2017.

The article goes on to state the following:

But the chopper – which has been plagued by fatal accidents that have killed 51 service personnel since its first flight in 1989 – suddenly drops unexpectedly.


Moments after it strikes its left engine compartment off the deck and starts to plummet, the Bell-Boeing chopper carrying 26 members of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265- slammed into the Pacific Ocean after falling 30 feet.

The young Marines killed; 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross, 26, of Oxford, Maine, Cpl. Nathaniel Ordway, 21, of Sedgwick, Kansas, and Pfc. Ruben Velasco, 19, of Los Angeles.

Velasco had just turned 19 days before his death.

A Pentagon investigation determined the Osprey crashed because of too much “downwash”; Air deflected around its rotors.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I’m no expert but it’s very possible for a rotor wing aircraft to lose lift in its own air. It looks like the left rotor lost lift while the right rotor maintained lift. I have seen these aircraft fly and they are a really cool concept. However, they must be a beast to learn with two completely different types of flight depending on the rotor configuration.

  2. A plane ✈️ is a plane ✈️…..
    A helicopter 🚁 is a helicopter 🚁…..
    A helicopter-plane is transgender ⚧….
    Half plane ✈️ half helicopter 🚁…..
    Equals a half assed plane ✈️….
    Equals a half assed helicopter 🚁….
    They can’t do either job well.
    Only half assed.

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