US Osprey Military Aircraft With 8 Crew Crashes Off Japan An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft crashed off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, on Wednesday, injuring two crew members. The aircraft was carrying a crew of eight when it crashed into the water around 1:00 p.m. local time.
The two injured crew members were rescued from the water and taken to a hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. However, officials believe that it may have been caused by mechanical failure.
The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft, which means that its engines can be rotated to allow it to take off and land vertically like a helicopter. It is also able to fly like a conventional airplane.
The Osprey has been in service with the U.S. military since the 1980s. It has been used in a variety of missions, including combat, search and rescue, and humanitarian aid.
The crash is the latest in a series of accidents involving the Osprey. In 2017, an Osprey crashed off the coast of North Carolina, killing all four crew members on board.
The Osprey has been plagued by safety problems throughout its history. In 2011, the U.S. Marine Corps grounded the Osprey after a series of accidents. However, the aircraft was later cleared to fly again.
The crash off the coast of Japan is a reminder of the dangers of flying. It is also a reminder of the importance of aviation safety.
In addition to the information above, here are some additional details about the crash:
- The aircraft was part of a squadron based in Okinawa.
- The aircraft was on a training mission when it crashed.
- The two injured crew members are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
- The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
The crash is a tragedy, and our thoughts are with the families of the injured crew members. We hope that they make a full and speedy recovery.