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US Marine Killed Following ‘Hard Landing’ On Hawaii

Posted: May 18, 2015 at 9:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

ONE U.S. Marine and 21 others were injured when an Osprey aircraft came down in a “heavy landing” at Bellows Air Force Base, Hawaii, officials have said.

The incident occurred during a routine flight, the USMC said in an official statement.

The tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey, which can take off and land like a helicopter but flies like an aeroplane, had a “hard-landing mishap”, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit said.

Officials did not provide details about the conditions of the injured. Twenty-two people were aboard, including 21 Marines and one Navy corpsman assigned to the unit.