According to a mishap investigation stemming from an in-air engine failure near Kirtland Air Force Base in March, the V-22 has a known problem with the secure installation of the central de-icing system.
"Multiple deficiency and analysis reports reveal that the design of the CDD mounting assembly is inadequate in enabling the CDD mounting components . . . to optimally withstand the vibratory and centrifugal forces that exist during engine and flight operations."
It seems that this was a known problem and that about 50 of the active 120 aircraft now operational have fixes installed.
Get ready for heavy rolls as the anti-Osprey crew -- most of whom have never flown one in a combat environment -- serve out heaping doses of "I told you sos" to those of us who would rather fly in an Osprey in a war zone than any other rotorcraft...