The top picture is particularly interesting as it shows a still “packaged” MV-22 Osprey belonging to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 as it is unloaded from the cargo ship Green Ridge on arrival at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni harbor on Jul. 23, 2012.
This marks the first MV-22 Osprey aircraft deployment to Japan, a move that raised some concerns following the recent incidents involving the tilt-rotor aircraft.
The Osprey will replace the Marine Corps’ CH-46 helicopters.
- MV-22B Osprey tilt rotor aircraft makes emergency landing in North Carolina (theaviationist.com)
- U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft crashes on Eglin range (theaviationist.com)
- Osprey tilt rotor aircraft crash has raised new safety concerns. But it might have been caused by human factor. (theaviationist.com)
- Farnborough 2012: Boeing MV-22B tiltrotor aircraft attracts spectators as Marines claim “human factor” caused Osprey crash in Morocco (theaviationist.com)