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Marine Corps Orders Aviation Stand Down; 9 Marines Have Died in Accidents in Last 6 Months

Jun 17, 2022
by Erika I. Ritchie
After the deaths of nine Marines and the loss of four aircraft in six months, Marine Corps officials announced Tuesday, June 14, that all of its aviation units will be required to stop flying for a day to review safety procedures, address areas of concern and gather feedback.

The units will need to do their "stand down" between June 21 and July 1. The announcement follows a similar one-day "safety pause" initiated by the Navy for its aviation units worldwide.

On June 8, an MV-22B Osprey crashed over a training range in the Imperial Valley while doing aerial target exercises. All five Marines on board were killed; they were part of a Camp Pendleton squadron known as the Purple Foxes.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Four Marines from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing based in Jacksonville, North Carolina, were killed in March when an Osprey they were riding in went down during a training exercise in Norway.

Then, the Navy had a helicopter crash the day after the Osprey went down in the Imperial Valley near Glamis. The Navy helicopter crashed in the same general training area, but had no significant injuries reported.

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Photo caption: Sailors and Marines board an MV-22B Osprey on the flight deck of USS Germantown (LSD 42). (Nicholas M. Skyles/U.S. Navy)


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