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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176182
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Date:17-MAY-2015
Time:c. 11:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic V22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell/Boeing MV-22B Osprey
Owner/operator:US Marine Corps (USMC) 15th MEU, VMM-161
Registration: 168020/YR-01
C/n / msn: D0150
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 22
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:LZ at Bellows Air Force Station, near Kaneohe Bay, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Essex
Destination airport:Bellows AFS
Narrative:
A 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit MV-22 Osprey sustained substantial damage upon vertical impact at 36 ft/s during landing at Waimanalo, Oahu in brown out conditions on a third approach to the LZ (and brown out encounter). The repeated ingestion of debris resulted in an engine power loss.

Investigators noted: “Upon impact, the aircraft absorbed the forces produced by the hard landing as it was designed.” The wings fractured near the main cabin, the tail section broke off near the ramp area, and all prop rotorblades “broom strawed or shattered after impacting the ground or airframe.”

A post-impact fire ensued and two personnel onboard the tilt-rotor aircraft received fatal injuries. Of the remaining twenty personnel onboard 18 received injuries of unreported severity.

Sources:

http://m.kitv.com/news/aircraft-crash-reported-at-bellows-air-force-station/33072686
https://www.rt.com/usa/259477-aircraft-crash-hawaii-base/
http://web.archive.org/web/20150715094651/http://www.phillyvoice.com/one-us-marine-dead-12-hospitalized-hawaii-accident/
http://www.staradvertiser.com/breaking-news/Downed_military_aircraft_reported_in_Bellows_Air_Force_Station_area.html?id=304055751
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_AIR_FORCE_STATION_CRASH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-05-20-13-01-36
http://www.airfighters.com/photo/119993/L/USA-Marines/Bell-Boeing-MV-22B-Osprey/168020/
https://www.helis.com/database/cn/20108/
http://warisboring.com/forty-five-seconds/
http://aviationweek.com/defense/anatomy-v-22-crash


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-May-2015 04:03 Geno Added
18-May-2015 04:15 Geno Updated [Source]
20-May-2015 18:00 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2015 06:43 marko Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Damage]
26-May-2015 14:28 Geno Updated [Source]
18-Jan-2016 18:34 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
29-Aug-2016 10:18 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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