Saturday, November 10, 2007

V-22 Osprey debacle continues...Osprey burst into flames

If you don't know about the Osprey yet, you should. The plane that takes off like a helicopter and flies like a plane or as I call it..."the pseudo flying transformer of death". Luckily this time it didn't kill anyone, it just burst into "manageable" flames.

According to Reuters,
The military is investigating an engine fire aboard a MV-22 tilt-rotor Osprey this week, but said on Friday it was too soon to discuss any possible impact on V-22s deployed in Iraq.

The Marine Corp said an MV-22 assigned to a training squadron at Marine Corps Air Station New River, near Jacksonville, North Carolina, had to land unexpectedly on Tuesday after a fire in the housing of its left engine.

The five-member crew activated on-board fire suppression systems, landed safely at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, and evacuated the aircraft. There were no injuries, but the fire caused significant damage to the engine, Darcy said.


Darcy said Tuesday's mishap involved a Block A aircraft, while the aircraft deployed in Iraq were a more advanced Block B version that included safety upgrades.

Safety upgrades...hmm. I wonder how that's working out.

The Marine Corps has been tight-lipped about the performance of the 10 Ospreys that arrived in Iraq last month.

Get that piece of crap out of Iraq now. This "transformer" is a deathtrap and will continue to be.

Same Players. Different Scandal.


Anonymous said...

To learn the REAL truth regarding the V-22, go to:

That is if you have an open mind and are will to read expert opinions that may not agree with your own.

Anonymous said...

This freepublic site is much closer to the truth. Those who hate the osprey are generally those who know the least about it.