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NAVAIR grounds V-22 Osprey tiltrotor fleet

NAVAIR grounds entire fleet and all variants of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor.
NAVAIR grounds entire fleet and all variants of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor.
Pacific Ocean, Dec. 4, 2023 — A CMV-22B Osprey tiltrotor, assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission (VRM) 50, takes off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
USS Abraham Lincoln is currently underway conducting routine operations in the Pacific Ocean.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clayton A. Wren.

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Out of an abundance of caution and following the AFSOC operational stand down, NAVAIR grounds the V-22 Osprey. The grounding bulletin is efective for all V-22 Osprey tiltrotor variants. December 6, 2023.

This decision comes after the V-22 Osprey mishap on Nov. 29, off the shore of Yakushima, Japan.

Preliminary investigation information indicates a potential materiel failure caused the mishap, but the underlying cause of the failure is unknown at this time. While the mishap remains under investigation, from NAVAIR are implementing additional risk mitigation controls to ensure the safety of the United States troops service members.

The Joint Program Office continues to communicate and collaborate with all V-22 Osprey stakeholders and customers, including allied partners.

The safety of pilots and aircrews is the number one priority from NAVAIR.

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