Cause of Fatal Osprey Crash in Norway Revealed

A CV-22B Osprey assigned to the 7th Special Operations Squadron performs an aerial display of its capabilities during the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, July 19, 2015. The U.S. participation in RIAT highlighted the strength of America’s commitment to the security of NATO and its allies. / U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best

The cause of a fatal V-22 Osprey crash in Norway has now been revealed.

As The New York Post reports:

The US military Osprey that crashed in Norway, killing four Marines during a NATO training flight, was caused by pilot error.

The MV-22B Osprey with the call sign “Ghost 31,” crashed into the steep side of a valley in Bodø, Norway on March 18, Marine Corps aviation investigators have determined.

Corporal Jacob M. Moore, Gunnery Sergeant James W. Speedy, Captain Ross A. Reynolds, and Captain Matthew J. Tomkiewicz died in the crash.

“The investigation shows, from the recovered video and flight data, that the causal factor for the Ghost 31 mishap was pilot error,” as stated in the investigation report.

In June of this year 5 more marines were killed in a similar Osprey crash off the coast of San Diego this past June.

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