Breaking: Marine Osprey crashes off coast of Japan

(Sep. 4, 2016) AH-1 Super Cobras and MV-22B Ospreys conduct flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Sept. 4, 2016. Wasp is deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Wilkes/Released)

(10:30 AM EST) The United States Marine Corps has confirmed that a MV-22 Osprey aircraft has crashed off the coast of Okinawa, Japan.

Initial reports suggest five crew members from the aircraft have been rescued. The news of the “mishap” was confirmed by the III Marine Expeditionary force which is based out Okinawa.

(11:00 AM EST) All crew members from the downed Osprey aircraft have been transported to the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Foster to be treated for injuries. NBC reports that only two of the crew members suffered injuries but this information has not been released through official channels.

Last Wednesday, Capt. Jake Frederick, 32, was killed when his U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet crashed off the coast of Japan.  Tuesday’s incident was the eighth Marine Corps aircraft crash this year, all of which occurred during training.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


  • Michael Swaney

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