Crew Injured In US Marine Aircraft 'mishap' Off Japan
WASHINGTON, , (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 13th Dec, 2016 ) - Five crewmembers aboard a US Marine MV-22 Osprey in Japan were injured Thursday when the tilt-rotor aircraft suffered a "mishap" and landed in shallow water, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
He did not immediately have additional details about the incident or whether the Osprey had crashed.
"It constitutes a mishap," he said, noting that an investigation was underway. The incident occurred around 10:00 pm local time (1330 GMT) and the crewmembers were airlifted to a US naval hospital.
The MV-22 Osprey is a tilt-rotor aircraft that can carry 24 Marine combat troops and combines the maneuverability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a turboprop plane. The crewmembers in Tuesday's incident were assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.