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Posted: 10/1/2014 3:14:39 PM EST
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/10/01/navy-searches-for-marine-who-fell-off-osprey-into-arabian-gulf.html?comp=7000023317843&rank=1


U.S. Navy and Marine Corps forces in the North Arabian Gulf are searching for a missing aircrew member who fell off a MV-22 Osprey on Wednesday.

The Marine was one of two aircrew members who fell off the Osprey and landed in the water after the MV-22 lost power on takeoff from USS Makin Island, an amphibious assault ship.

Two members of the aircrew bailed out of the aircraft into the Arabian Gulf, Navy officials said. One crewmember was safely recovered and is now in stable condition aboard the Makin Island.





The pilot of the Osprey was able to regain control and safely land aboard the ship. The Navy and Marine Corps will investigate the cause of the incident, officials said.

Navy officials said the search efforts are ongoing as hope remains that crews will find the crewmember alive. Navy ships, aircraft and boats are all taking part in the search and rescue effort










Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:15:01 PM EST
sure hope they find him.


Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:16:08 PM EST
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+1
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:16:50 PM EST
That sucks. People are lost at sea all the time.

Hope they find the young man.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:18:40 PM EST
Hope he wasn't a brick swimmer like me. Keep treading man, they're looking for ya.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:20:01 PM EST
shitty situation.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:20:26 PM EST
he should have a dye pack and a life vest, no?
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:21:18 PM EST
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sure hope they find him.

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+1
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:21:59 PM EST
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he should have a dye pack and a life vest, no?
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Yes, all that stuff is integral to the flight vest
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:23:52 PM EST
So did he fall or bail out? That is the last bit of water I would want to be in. Full of jellyfish, sea snakes, and its warm enough for sharks. Plus its hot as fuck and the exposure will cook you.
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So did he fall or bail out? That is the last bit of water I would want to be in. Full of jellyfish, sea snakes, and its warm enough for sharks. Plus its hot as fuck and the exposure will cook you.
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Prayers for a safe recovery.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:33:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:35:45 PM EST
Crap. I hope they find him in good health.


Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:36:54 PM EST
Drownproofing....

Now is when it becomes necessary....

Hoping for a rescue...

Ted...
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:36:57 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:40:30 PM EST
Prayers for the lost Marine and his family.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:41:53 PM EST
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So did he fall or bail out? That is the last bit of water I would want to be in. Full of jellyfish, sea snakes, and its warm enough for sharks. Plus its hot as fuck and the exposure will cook you.
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militarydotcom failed on this.

Having been a Huey crew chief I was pretty much always clipped to the bird in one way or another unless the doors were closed, but did run free while helping out on 53's. I had run through scenarios in my mind what I'd do if we were to lose power over water and came to the conclusion I would make that decision if the time came.

If the Osprey lost power I could see the tail dipping as the surprised pilot increased angle of attack on the blades in an attempt to keep the bird from falling. A suddenly dropping tail could have easily dumped (eta an unsecured crew) out the back if the ramp was down.


Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:44:00 PM EST
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+87.....keep looking for him bros.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:47:54 PM EST
Hope they find him...the ocean is a lonely place when your ship is steaming away from you.

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Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:35:46 PM EST
I was in fixed wing so I can't comment other than to say that no one on my crew ever made an individual decision to get out of the plane. Training for ditching is ingrained in FW aircrews, I'm sure the rotary guys train for all the different scenarios too. So I'm not sure about how an individual aircrew decides to bail on their own.

I hope he was conscious enough to inflate his LPA. He should have pencil flares, strobe light and a dye marker at a minimum in his LPA vest.
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militarydotcom failed on this.

Having been a Huey crew chief I was pretty much always clipped to the bird in one way or another unless the doors were closed, but did run free while helping out on 53's. I had run through scenarios in my mind what I'd do if we were to lose power over water and came to the conclusion I would make that decision if the time came.

If the Osprey lost power I could see the tail dipping as the surprised pilot increased angle of attack on the blades in an attempt to keep the bird from falling. A suddenly dropping tail could have easily dumped (eta an unsecured crew) out the back if the ramp was down.


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Originally Posted By DOUGHERTY03:
So did he fall or bail out? That is the last bit of water I would want to be in. Full of jellyfish, sea snakes, and its warm enough for sharks. Plus its hot as fuck and the exposure will cook you.


militarydotcom failed on this.

Having been a Huey crew chief I was pretty much always clipped to the bird in one way or another unless the doors were closed, but did run free while helping out on 53's. I had run through scenarios in my mind what I'd do if we were to lose power over water and came to the conclusion I would make that decision if the time came.

If the Osprey lost power I could see the tail dipping as the surprised pilot increased angle of attack on the blades in an attempt to keep the bird from falling. A suddenly dropping tail could have easily dumped (eta an unsecured crew) out the back if the ramp was down.




If the pilot went nose up to gain altitude after a loss of power would it be safe to assume they were in airplane mode? If so, I wonder how high up was the fall and at what speed. Even if it was only 50 feet, if he hit at something north of 100 mph I don't think I would survive impact with the water.
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Originally Posted By DOUGHERTY03:


If the pilot went nose up to gain altitude after a loss of power would it be safe to assume they were in airplane mode? If so, I wonder how high up was the fall and at what speed. Even if it was only 50 feet, if he hit at something north of 100 mph I don't think I would survive impact with the water.
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Originally Posted By DOUGHERTY03:
So did he fall or bail out? That is the last bit of water I would want to be in. Full of jellyfish, sea snakes, and its warm enough for sharks. Plus its hot as fuck and the exposure will cook you.


militarydotcom failed on this.

Having been a Huey crew chief I was pretty much always clipped to the bird in one way or another unless the doors were closed, but did run free while helping out on 53's. I had run through scenarios in my mind what I'd do if we were to lose power over water and came to the conclusion I would make that decision if the time came.

If the Osprey lost power I could see the tail dipping as the surprised pilot increased angle of attack on the blades in an attempt to keep the bird from falling. A suddenly dropping tail could have easily dumped (eta an unsecured crew) out the back if the ramp was down.




If the pilot went nose up to gain altitude after a loss of power would it be safe to assume they were in airplane mode? If so, I wonder how high up was the fall and at what speed. Even if it was only 50 feet, if he hit at something north of 100 mph I don't think I would survive impact with the water.


Legs together, arms crossed, chin tucked and stay vertical.

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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 10:40:50 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:05:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2014 11:05:33 AM EST by 58Teague]
Just found out I went to boot camp with the missing crew chief. Makin Island is under com restrictions but I will give updates as soon as I hear them.


Stay strong brother.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:09:11 AM EST
Hope they find him.

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Originally Posted By DOUGHERTY03:


If the pilot went nose up to gain altitude after a loss of power would it be safe to assume they were in airplane mode? If so, I wonder how high up was the fall and at what speed. Even if it was only 50 feet, if he hit at something north of 100 mph I don't think I would survive impact with the water.
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Originally Posted By DOUGHERTY03:
So did he fall or bail out? That is the last bit of water I would want to be in. Full of jellyfish, sea snakes, and its warm enough for sharks. Plus its hot as fuck and the exposure will cook you.


militarydotcom failed on this.

Having been a Huey crew chief I was pretty much always clipped to the bird in one way or another unless the doors were closed, but did run free while helping out on 53's. I had run through scenarios in my mind what I'd do if we were to lose power over water and came to the conclusion I would make that decision if the time came.

If the Osprey lost power I could see the tail dipping as the surprised pilot increased angle of attack on the blades in an attempt to keep the bird from falling. A suddenly dropping tail could have easily dumped (eta an unsecured crew) out the back if the ramp was down.




If the pilot went nose up to gain altitude after a loss of power would it be safe to assume they were in airplane mode? If so, I wonder how high up was the fall and at what speed. Even if it was only 50 feet, if he hit at something north of 100 mph I don't think I would survive impact with the water.

Lost power on take off. They were not in Airplane mode most likely. Sounds like they cleared deck edge and dropped. Either the crewmen in the back made the choice to bail (possible) or they weren't hooked up properly/adequetly and tumbled(probable)


Another possibility is that they dumped out crewdoor/ AO window on belts due to power loss and made choice to release belts rather than be stuck outside of aircraft during a crash. I know I had more than a few hard landings where I almost got tossed out.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 12:42:45 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 12:43:39 PM EST
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Drownproofing....

Now is when it becomes necessary....

Hoping for a rescue...

Ted...
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Amen.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 12:45:57 PM EST
Apparently, everyone else was saved because they stayed strapped in.

This is the second DUSTWUN in less than a week! First was a Marine carried out to sea on Tinian.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:26:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2014 2:39:10 PM EST by 58Teague]
Im heartbroken to say he did not make it. Family has been notified.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:30:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2014 2:34:40 PM EST by DanishM1Garand]
They found an A4 guy 8 days and a hundred miles from the crash when I was stationed at Gitmo. They had called off the search and were getting ready for an empty casket funeral when a Bahamian fishing boat found the guy. ETA: the current between Haiti and Cuba caught him and swept him out of the search area.



Prayers out for my younger brother.






Post above mine while I was typing said the worst.
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Prayers going out...
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:34:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 58Teague:
Im heartbroken to say he did not make it. Family has been notified.
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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:37:56 PM EST
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I'm sorry Brother.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:42:17 PM EST
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Shit
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:47:02 PM EST
Godspeed.


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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:58:23 PM EST
Damnit. Semper Fi bro's. RIP and prayers to the family and friends...

Link Posted: 10/2/2014 3:00:30 PM EST
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Double tap
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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 3:06:39 PM EST
Just awful.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 3:14:12 PM EST
RIP

Deepest sympathy to family and friends.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 3:37:23 PM EST
Damnit. Semper Fi bro's. RIP and prayers to the family and friends...

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