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Osprey V22 down in Afghanistan

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posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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That didn't make the news (no news = good news), but an Osprey V-22 went down in Afghanistan (killing 4).

Exact cause of the crash is unknown (as of now), but as Richard Whittle mentioned:


Richard Whittle, author of the newly published The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey, told Danger Room, “No one’s ever claimed the Osprey was invulnerable, and since the war in Afghanistan began in 2001, the U.S. has lost more than 300 rotorcraft there and in Iraq from various causes in crashes that killed nearly 500 people.” But, Whittle added: “If the cause was aerodynamic — if this Osprey lost its engines for some reason and was trying to autorotate to a landing, meaning float down on the cushion of lift even unpowered rotors can provide — then the critics who warned that this was a fatal weakness in the Osprey are going to be able to say ‘I told you so.”


I'm looking forward in reading that book (should be available late this month).

From another source, I learn that several components don't last as planned, causing major problems.

www.g2mil.com...




posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 12:14 AM
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Please direct your comments to this ongoing Thread - posted on Tue Apr 13 2010

4 killed in Osprey crash in Afghanistan


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