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A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey, belonging to the 1st Special Operations Wing, of the Air Force Special Operations Command, crashed at around 18.45 LT on Jun. 13, 2012, on the Eglin Range, north of Navarre, Florida.
Five crew members aboard the tilt rotor aircraft were taken to local area hospitals. Two of them were taken by ambulance, while the other three were taken via air.
According to the first reports, the Osprey was involved in a routing training mission with another aircraft of the same type, when it crashed for reasons that a board of officials will investigate. An AC-130 flying nearby was spotted circling above the crash area to provide on-scene coordination of the rescue ops.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by network dude
I agree. I hear people say they are safe, but I can think of several accidents off hand. I used to live adjacent to the range where this crash occurred, and I used to watch from my deck as the AC130 gunships fired at the range. (You NEVER hear of an accident with a C-130) I remember when they lost 11 (I think) crew members to an Osprey crashed in Kentucky or Tennessee after flying out of Eglin a few years ago.
Eglin's Air Accidentsedit on 14-6-2012 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)
Major Brian Luce, one of the pilots, was transported to Eglin Air Force Base hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Captain Brett Cassidy, the second pilot, was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola where he is listed in stable condition.
Staff Sgt. Sean McMahon, flight engineer, was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola where he is listed in guarded condition.
Tech. Sgt. Christopher Dawson, flight engineer, was transported to Eglin Air Force Base hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Tech. Sgt. Edilberto Malave, flight engineer, was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola where he is listed in stable condition.