V-22 Suffered Hydraulic Failure Before Dec. 11 Crash

By Thomas Duffy / December 21, 2000 at 5:00 AM
Preliminary analysis of a flight data recorder shows that a Marine Corps V-22 Osprey that crashed Dec. 11 suffered a hydraulic malfunction before it plunged to earth in the wooded North Carolina countryside, the Marine Corps announced today. The magnitude of the malfunction and what impact it had on the crash that killed all four Marines onboard is not yet know, the Marine Corps said. The Marines have ruled out fuel starvation (lack of fuel), fuel contamination, in-flight fire, spatial...

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