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NEW YORK — A U.S. Marine Corps aircraft's powerful propellers whipped up a wind that sent branches hurling off a tree and into a crowd of about 150 people watching a Memorial Day demonstration in a park, leaving 10 people with cuts and other minor injuries, officials and a witness said.
As the Osprey MV-22 aircraft landed at Staten Island's Clove Lakes Park on Monday morning, the wind generated by its twin rotors stirred tree limbs, dirt from a nearby baseball field and other debris into a swirl that sent spectators scattering, witness Ann Hirsch said.
Originally posted by LightWonder
Why on earth was that thing landing publicly like that, people seemed to be confused.
The one lady even said, "Oh! We were about to go over there!"
crowd of about 150 people watching a Memorial Day demonstration in a park
Originally posted by EyesWideShut
It's not pilot error.
a bunch of people that have never been around rotary winged aircraft and panicked at the "Rotor Wash"
*BTW* The New York Post is a tabloid.