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April 12, 2012
2 US Marines killed, 2 injured in aircraft accident in Morocco
Washington Post
RABAT, Morocco — Two US Marines were killed and two severely injured in the crash of a hybrid aircraft in Morocco on Wednesday, officials said. The Marines were taking part in joint US-Moroccan military excercises located in the south of the country
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Two Dead in Latest Crash of Marines’ Controversial Tiltrotor
Wired News
There’s no mention in the Naval Safety Center’s initial report as to the potential causes of the accident. But the report does state that the V-22 was flying in “VFR” conditions. VFR, or Visual Flight Rules, meaning the weather was clear enough for the
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Two Marines Killed in Morocco V-22 Crash
TIME (blog)
By Mark Thompson | @MarkThompson_DC | April 12, 2012 | + After 12 years without a crash of its cherished V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft, the Marines lost one Wednesday in Morocco. The accident killed two of the four Marines aboard during a training exercise,
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TIME (blog)
How Safe Is the MV-22 Osprey?
Popular Mechanics
A fatal crash of an Osprey in Morocco this week means more bad press for military aviation. But look at the record: Despite its controversial reputation, the Osprey is actually the safest Marine Corps rotorcraft in combat. We got a firsthand look at
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Popular Mechanics
Update: Two Marines killed in Osprey crash
WNCT
MOROCCO, Africa – 9 On Your Side has learned that two USmarines were killed in an Osprey aircraft crash in Morocco on Wednesday. MOROCCO, Africa – Two Marines were killed and two others injured when the "MV-22 Osprey" they were flying crashed in
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Woman injured in Siberia plane crash dies, raising toll to 32
Channel 6 News Online
TYUMEN, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) — The death toll after a UTair passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport in Siberia earlier this month has risen to 32, officials said on Thursday. Ten people who survived the accident remain hospitalized.
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In the World
Philadelphia Inquirer
RABAT, Morocco – Two US Marines were killed and two severely injured in the crash of a hybrid aircraft, known as an MV-22 Osprey, in Morocco on Wednesday, officials said. The Osprey crashed in a military training area southwest of Agadir, Morocco,
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Crash plane ‘had fuel supply issue’
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
A light aircraft that crashed into two houses in Greater Manchester, killing the pilot who was a military historian, probably suffered a fuel supply problem, an air accident report revealed. No-one on the ground was hurt but the Piper PA38’s pilot,
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Plane ‘suffered fuel supply problems’ before fatal crash in Salford killed
Manchester Evening News
The plane veered to the left before hitting the house. The report, by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, conculded the engine probably stopped because of a stiff fuel selector valve – meaning not enough fuel was going to the engine.
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Pilot smoke warning actions slammed
The Press Association
Pilots of a passenger plane who assumed a spurious smoke warning was valid took actions which "significantly degraded the operational capability of the aircraft", an accident report has said. The cockpit crew of the Edinburgh-bound Dash 8 aircraft,
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