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Chronological Listing of Osprey
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed  
11th June 1991 Boeing
YV-22A
163915 ship #5
Full Scale Development (FSD) test articles/aircraft
Crashed  three minutes into its maiden demonstration flight at New Castle County Aiport -  Boeing helicopter flight test center in Wilmington, Delaware Bell/Boeing test pilots.
No fatalities
Both crew egressed with minor injuries

  No ejection seats fitted to this aircraft

Grady Wilson

Lynn Friesner (director of flight test)
 

 

20 July 1992 Boeing
V-22 tiltrotor Osprey
 
163914
 
prototype #4 crashed into the Potomac River trying to land at the Marine Air Station at Quantico, Va Boeing Technicians    
Gerald Mayan    
Robert Rayburn    
Anthony Stecyk    
Patrick Sullivan    
Marines - Brian Joseph James Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Gary Leader Gunnery Sgt. Sean P Joyce

 

 

8th April 2000
USMC
Bell/Boeing
MV-22B Osprey
165436
(c/n 90014)

"NIGHTHAWK 72"

Crashed during a non combatant evacuation evaluation mission near Marana Northwest Regional Airport, AZ
No survivors
Crew
pilot Maj. John A. Brow   Marine Helicopter Squadron 1
pilot Maj. Brooks S. Gruber   Marine Helicopter Squadron 1
aircraft crew chief Cpl. Kelly S. Keith   Marine Helicopter Squadron 1
aerial observer/mechanic Staff Sgt. William B. Nelson   Marine Tilt-Rotor Training Squadron 204
Sgt. Jose Alvarez
machine gunner
Pfc. Gabriel C. Clevenger
machine gunner
Pfc. Alfred Corona
machine gunner
Lance Cpl. Jason T. Duke
machine gunner
Lance Cpl. Jesus Gonzalez Sanchez
assaultman
Lance Cpl. Seth G. Jones 2nd Lt. Clayton J. Kennedy
platoon commander
Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Morin
assaultman
Cpl. Adam C. Neely
rifleman
Pfc. Kenneth O. Paddio
rifleman
Pfc. George P. Santos
rifleman
Pfc. Keoki P. Santos
rifleman
Cpl. Can Soler
rifleman
Pvt. Adam L. Tatro
rifleman
Cpl. Eric J. Martinez
field radio operator

In Blue 3rd Batallion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

In Green Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.

 
8th April 2000
USMC
 Bell/Boeing
MV-22B Osprey
165433 HMX-1 Landed heavily following explosion of 165436  No casualties - aircraft damaged    

 

11th December 2000
19:30

USMC
Bell/Boeing
MV-22B Osprey
165440
(c/n 90018

"CROSSBOW  11"


Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204, [VMMT-204]based at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina
during a night training mission crashed in wooded area near the Camp Lejeune Marine base in southeastern North Carolina

No survivors

Crew
Lt. Col. Keith M. Sweaney
killed
  Marine Helicopter Squadron 1  (HMX-1), Quantico
Maj. Michael L. Murphy
killed
  Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 (VMMT-204)
Staff Sgt. Avely W. Runnels
killed
  VMMT-204
Sgt. Jason A. Buyck
killed
  VMMT-204

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