Investigation Calls June 2022 USMC V-22 Crash ‘Unavoidable’


The June 2022 crash of a V-22 from Camp Pendleton, California, is the first fatal accident connected to an ongoing problem with the Osprey’s gearbox.

Credit: Sgt. Lillian Stephens/U.S. Marine Corps
Since 2010, the U.S. Marine Corps has known of a critical safety issue on its Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet—a gearbox flaw that can cause the tiltrotor’s clutch to slip, severely impacting the safety of flight. For years, the Corps says it has trained crews to be aware of and work around the issue...

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