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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197119
Last updated: 5 September 2019
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Date:05-AUG-2017
Time:c. 16:00 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)
Registration: 168634/EP-13
C/n / msn: D0289?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 26
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off the coast, near Shoalwater Bay, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)
Destination airport:USS Green Bay (LPD-20)
Narrative:
While descending to the deck of USS Green Bay amphibious transport dock ship with 26 personnel aboard, the Osprey’s left nacelle struck the flight deck of the ship. The Osprey’s fuselage hit the side of the ship near the left nose of the aircraft.

The aircraft slid along the side of the ship until it hit a metal stairway while the left propeller blades repeatedly struck the flight deck “sending large debris flying” which damaged a UH-1Y parked nearby on the deck, according to the report.

The impact with the stairway punched a hole in the cockpit and crushed the cockpit display panel. Hitting the stairway stopped the V-22. It then bounced off the ship’s catwalk, rolled over and fell 30 feet into the ocean. It sank in under five minutes, the report says.

Three passengers died and 23 occupants were rescued. The aircraft was assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Survey ship HMAS Melville located the wreckage on 7 August 2017.

The Osprey hit the US Navy's 25,000t-class USS Green Bay (LPD-20) during its landing in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.

Sources:

https://thewest.com.au/news/world/us-military-mv-22-aircraft-crashes-off-australia-with-marines-feared-killed-ng-b88559277z
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/05/us-marines-aircraft-osprey-mishap-australia
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-army-mv-22-osprey-heli-plane-crashes-australian-n789836
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/us-military-helicopter-crashes-off-queensland-two-feared-dead/news-story/885fa149cbf29da4e02c18e07a0bfeb7
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-40837862
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-06/us-marines-osprey-crash-survivor-search-called-off/8778794
https://www.iiimef.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/1269524/media-release-17-014-transition-to-mv-22-mishap-recovery-salvage-efforts/
https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2017/08/06/us-plane-crash-missing-marines/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-marines-australia-idUSKBN1AN0WH
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/mv-22-struck-flight-deck-before-fatal-crash-440174/
https://pilotonline.com/news/military/local/osprey-struck-a-navy-ship-before-crashing-and-killing-recohttp://www.rotorandwing.com/2018/05/24/report-downwash-likely-culprit-fatal-v-22-crash-off-australia/rds/article_316ac654-29ef-576c-9a9e-dd9675ac8cf6.html
Scramble


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Aug-2017 12:29 gerard57 Added
05-Aug-2017 13:55 Aerossurance Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
05-Aug-2017 13:57 Aerossurance Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Aug-2017 13:59 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
05-Aug-2017 14:00 Aerossurance Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Aug-2017 15:16 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Operator, Plane category]
05-Aug-2017 15:20 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
05-Aug-2017 15:22 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source]
05-Aug-2017 16:02 Aerossurance Updated [Time]
05-Aug-2017 16:53 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
05-Aug-2017 18:34 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
06-Aug-2017 07:48 harro Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
06-Aug-2017 08:05 Iceman 29 Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Aug-2017 08:05 harro Updated [Operator]
07-Aug-2017 06:00 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source]
07-Aug-2017 09:21 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2017 06:13 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
11-Aug-2017 08:23 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Sep-2017 14:26 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
16-Mar-2018 09:27 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
10-May-2018 18:46 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
25-May-2018 01:24 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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