MV-22 Osprey

MV-22 Osprey Helicopter

MV-22 Osprey Helicopter Taking Off The Flight Deck

MV-22 Osprey Helicopter Approaching An Aircraft Carrier

Photos by Michael Achterling & Jerome D. Johnson

U.S. Pacific Fleet

2 Responses to "MV-22 Osprey"

  1. I have wondered about the current safety record of MV-22. I was part of the (first) MV-22 flight simulator team, probably around 1989 - don't remember. At that time the first few aircraft were very dangerous for the flight crew and I lost track of them since I retired in 1996.

    I assume that they are safe now as , occasionally, I hear about one being used in Afghanistan (I think). If you can re-assure me, I would be grateful.
    Paul Byrley
    Former NAWC-TS engineer

  2. Serious questions about the reporting of Osprey incidents were raised at the U.S. Naval Institute blog, " Is the Marine Corps manipulating MV-22 Safety Records?" December 2009.
    They show evidence that mishaps may not being correctly reported.

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