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Osprey Gets Support Role in Marine One Squadron

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WASHINGTON -- The Marine helicopter squadron responsible for flying President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, cabinet members and other VIPs has a new aircraft: An MV-22 Osprey. HMX-1's tilt-rotor aircraft is painted green and will be used in a support role, transporting the president's staff and the media, Marine spokesman Capt. Richar... more

Bucket From Osprey Plunges Into San Diego Business

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SAN DIEGO - A Marine Corps spokesman says a bucket of cleaning solution fell from a military helicopter and smashed through the roof of a San Diego business, but nobody was hurt. KGTV-TV says the accident happened Wednesday evening near the Miramar air station. Lt. Tyler Balzer says the 5-gallon bucket of cleaning solution was strapped down in... more

MV-22 Osprey 'Hard Landing' in Hawaii Kills One Marine, Injures 21

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A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals as dark smoke from the resulting fire billowed into the sky. The tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey, which can take off and land like a helicopter but flies like an airplane, had a "hard-landing mishap" at about 11:40 a.m., t... more

Marine Officials Defend Osprey's Safety Record Following Hawaii Crash

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HONOLULU — An MV-22 Osprey crash that killed a Marine and injured several other service members during a training exercise in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns about the Marine Corps' tilt-rotor aircraft. But the Marines say the MV-22 Osprey has proven itself to be safe despite high-profile accidents early in its operation. The aircraft went ... more

Body of Marine Who Fell From Osprey Is Found

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. -- A spokesman says the body of a U.S. Marine who fell from an aircraft during a training flight has been found. Spokesman Mike Barton said the body was found Tuesday. Barton said the Marine was a member of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and a crewmember of an Osprey that was conducting a training fligh... more

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