SHOCKING video shows Osprey losing control and crashing into USS Green Bay killing 3 marines

Pentagon investigation revealed that the Osprey crashed due to a lot of 'downwash', which is the air deflected around the rotors


                            SHOCKING video shows Osprey losing control and crashing into USS Green Bay killing 3 marines
New footage shows the exact moment an MV-22 Osprey helicopter crashed and killed 3 Marines. (Photo: (Top-Bottom: Lt. Benjamin Cross, Cpl. Nathaniel Ordway, Pfc. Ruben Velasco) News Centre Maine/Facebook/GoFundMe/@What You Haven't Seen YouTube)
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Never-seen-before footage has been unearthed showing the exact moment when the MV-22 Osprey helicopter failed to land on the warship, causing it to crash over at the side killing 3 men who were aboard in the process. The Osprey helicopter, which is supposed to fly like a plane and hover like a helicopter, couldn't make a safe landing on the USS Green Bay on the coast of Queensland, Australia, on August 5, 2017.

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The helicopter initially appears to be doing just fine, following instructions and preparing for a safe landing. However, it soon loses control and smacks its left engine into the docking bay as the bystanders run astray in panic. Soon enough, the Bell-Boeing chopper, carrying 26 members of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, could be seen plunging 30 feet down its imminent destruction slamming into the Pacific Ocean. The aircraft was damaged but a hole in the cockpit caused the helicopter to sink, injuring 23 personnel and killing 3. After everyone but the 3 men was rescued, their bodies too were recovered after a 12-hour search. 

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Before the unfateful crash on the Green Bay, Osprey had completed several flights between the Bonhomme, Raspberry Creek base and a third ship called the USS Ashland. The aircraft had been originally operating from the USS Bonhomme Richard at the time of the crash, operating as a part of the 3-chopper squadron practicing for evacuation, casualty drills, and embassy reinforcements. Later on, a Pentagon investigation revealed that the Osprey crashed due to a lot of 'downwash', which is the air deflected around the rotors. The chopper has been associated with bad luck as it is said to be plagued by fatal accidents. Since its first flight in 1989, it has killed 51 service personnel.

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The fatal crash took 3 young men in service

The three men who were unable to escape the cockpit as it sank were 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross, 26, of Oxford, Maine, Cpl. Nathaniel Ordway, 21, of Sedgwick, Kansas, and Pfc. Ruben Velasco, 19, of Los Angeles. According to Miliary.com, Cross and Ordway were assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 out of the Futenma base in Japan and Cross was co-piloting the aircraft. Velasco served with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines out of Camp Pendleton in California and turned 19 some days before his death.

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Never seen footage of the fatal Crash of the V-22 Osprey. (@What You Haven't Seen/YouTube)

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The investigation report also explained that the aircraft didn't have adequate thrust to hold a hovering pattern and also urged to consider 'overweight' a cause for the crash. Military officials, later on, said that the 3 men died in the line of duty and not due to misconduct. The crash report reveals that one of the pilots, who shall remain nameless, recognized and attempted to correct a 200-300 foot per minute rate of descent with an application of power using the Thrust Control Lever. However, their attempt failed and they plummeted down to their death, damaging a nearby aircraft and hitting a steel staircase in the process. 

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