Read time: 1 minute

Osprey Crashes In Afghanistan; 4 Dead, Many Injured

They have poured so much money into this machine, and it still doesn't work. Why no uproar about how the Osprey has contributed to the deficit? Coul

They have poured so much money into this machine, and it still doesn't work. Why no uproar about how the Osprey has contributed to the deficit? Could it be because the parts are manufactured in so many congressional districts?

A Boeing-built Air Force CV-22 Osprey aircraft crashed Thursday night in southeastern Afghanistan, killing at least three service members and one government contractor, according to NATO officials.

Numerous other service members were injured in the crash, which occurred approximately seven miles west of Qalat City in Zabul Province. The injured were transported to a nearby base for medical treatment.

Military officials said the cause of the was unknown and the names of the dead were not immediately released.

[...] The CV-22 conducts long-range infiltration and re-supply for U.S. forces and employs tilt-rotor technology that allows it to take off and land as a helicopter. While in the air, the engines can roll forward, allowing the aircraft to fly like a turboprop plane at much speeds than helicopters.

The Marine version of the Osprey, the MV-22, made its combat debut in Iraq in October 2007. The CV-22 was declared fully operational in March 2009.

An Air Force official told the Washington Post the aircraft had just arrived in Afghanistan as part of the first deployment of Air Force Ospreys to the country.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

NOTE: We will be changing to a new commenting platform in the next couple of weeks. We will supply more details as we get closer to the change. We understand some users are having problems with comments loading and this will hopefully remedy that problem

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.