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  • CV-22 Crash in Afghanistan
    Posted by Robert Wall 8:26 AM on Apr 09, 2010

    The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command has lost its first CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor in a crash in Afghanistan.

    The cause of the crash is unknown, NATO says.

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    (CV-22 in training exercise. Credit: AFSOC)

    It is the first operational loss of a Bell-Boeing V-22, although the program was plagued by accidents during its development.
    Three U.S. service members and a civilian died in the CV-22 crash, which went down
    seven miles west of Qalat City, in Zabul Province in southern Afghanistan, according to NATO. Others were injured and taken to hospital for treatment.

    Tags: ar99, AFSOC, CV-22, Bell, Boeing

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