ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144945
Last updated: 19 September 2014
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Date:11-APR-2012
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic V22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey
Owner/operator:United States Marine Corps (USMC) - VMM-261
Registration: 165844
C/n / msn: D0030
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Southern province of Tan Tan, near the Daraa river -   Morocco
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A USMC Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey helicopter of VMM-261 (Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Bu.165844, coded EM-11) crashed in near the Daraa River, near a military training area in the Southern province of Tan Tan, southwest of Agadir, Morocco, after taking off from aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, during a joint military exercise called African Lion.

Two occupants were killed and two others seriously injured.

Sources:
http://newstro.com/article/two-u-s-marines-killed-in-morocco-helicopter-crash.html
http://vancouverdesi.com/news/us-military-helicopter-crashes-in-morocco-3-injured-radio/
http://patdollard.com/2012/04/two-u-s-soldiers-die-in-helicopter-crash-in-morocco/
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/11/us-usa-morocco-crash-idUSBRE83A16U20120411
http://www.thenewstribe.com/2012/04/12/two-us-soldiers-killed-in-morocco-helicopter-crash/

http://i.pbase.com/g1/00/648200/2/128449502.PmSHdVf6.jpg (photo, credit: Bill Wellman)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Apr-2012 12:43 gerard57 Added
11-Apr-2012 12:53 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
11-Apr-2012 17:39 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Apr-2012 02:49 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
12-Apr-2012 06:16 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2012 01:22 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Damage]
15-Apr-2012 05:31 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
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