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US Marine Corps V-22 Osprey tiltrotor crashes in Syria

A US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor crashed in Syria during non-combat operation in Syria, as apart of the Operation Inherent Resolve.

The two U.S. service members were injured after the aircraft executed a hard landing ear…


A US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor crashed in Syria during non-combat operation in Syria, as apart of the Operation Inherent Resolve.

The two U.S. service members were injured after the aircraft executed a hard landing early morning Sept. 29, the Operation Inherent statement said.

The two were evaluated for non-life threatening injuries and quickly transported to a medical treatment facility, where they were seen and released.

The other passengers and crew on the aircraft were uninjured, and no other casualties were reported on the ground.

The heavily damaged aircraft was later reportedly destroyed by troops as it was in a non salvageable condition.

The incident marks the third involving the type this year, which has become notorious for crashes.

With its 90 degree rotatable engine and rotor, the Osprey can operate like an helicopter with its rotor vertical, while it can also cruise like an turboprop aircraft with its rotor horizontal.

In Aug 2017 a USMC MV-22 crashed into ocean off the coast of Australia, killing three marines. In Jan 2017 an MV-22 experienced a hard landing during the Yakla raid in Al Bayda, Yemen against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants, causing two injuries to U.S. troops.