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USMC MV-22B Accident - South of Bodo

Old 18th Mar 2022, 23:13
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USMC MV-22B Accident - South of Bodo

Crashed in bad weather - 4 POB status unknown.

Was participating in NATO Ex COLD RESPONSE 2022.

US military aircraft have gone down – Latest news – NRK

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Old 18th Mar 2022, 23:31
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Rescue helicopter picked up the beacon but unable to land due to weather - land response being attempted.

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Old 19th Mar 2022, 00:27
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Crash site is in mountains so sadly it is unlikely there will be a good outcome.
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It is horrible terrain in that area and if the Norwegian SAR are struggling to get in, then it’s bad.

Hoping for the best…
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Closer view of the terrain in the area
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Old 19th Mar 2022, 03:39
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https://www.forsvaret.no/en/news/press/osprey-cr22 18 Mar 2022 "...At 21:17 Friday, discoveries were made from the air in Gråtådalen in Beiarn, south of Bodø. Due to the weather conditions, it has not been possible to enter the site from the air. Police and rescue crews are now on their way into the area by foot and snow mobiles. The weather conditions in the area are challenging, and are expected to worsen throughout the night and Saturday."
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Well I remember the standard pap delivered to the press via the Public Affairs Officer:
"On a routine training mission ..."

Hopefully, someone (rather, multiple someones) walked away from this one and are trying to make contact with SAR assets.
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Old 19th Mar 2022, 07:53
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Confirmed all four onboard deceased.
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The accident to the U.S. Marine Corpse Osprey happened during a flight in connection with the ongoing NATO exercise Cold Response 2022. It is now confirmed that all four crewmembers were fatally injured.

The aircraft did not return to Bodo Air Force Base as planned around 1800 local time from a training flight. A search was initiated in somewhat unfavourable weather conditions. The local Sea King SAR helicopter eventually picked up signals from an ELT and at 2117 located the accident site about 30 nm due south of Bodo. The site was observed from the air, the aircraft appeard severly damaged and no sign of life was seen. Due to the conditions the Sea King was unable to land. A ground search party on snowmobiles that was sent to the site, arrived around 0130 in the morning and could do nothing but confirm the the fatal outcome.

The accident will be investigated by the Norwegian Safety Investigation Authority.
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The Red Cross vountair mountain rescue reported winds gusting up to 75kts and visibility down to 3 feet in the search areas when they got to the crash site.





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The Police just informed, that due to very high risk of avalanches in the area, the crew had not been transported out from the crash site yet.
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https://news.usni.org/2022/03/18/off...sh-site-by-air
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The four deceased have been transported out. Flight Data Recorder located and in custody of the AIBN. Poor Google Translate article

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"...Arriving at the scene of the accident, the police were able to establish that the plane had fallen straight down and hit the ground with violent force. "- There is no slide after the plane hit the ground. The clash has been hard, says Chief of Staff Bent-Are Eilertsen in Nordland police district at a press briefing in Bodø today." ..." 19 Mar 2022 https://www-nrk-no.translate.goog/no..._x_tr_pto=wapp
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USMC PR - casualties named:
Capt Matthew J Tomkiewicz of Fort Wayne, IN (27)
Capt Ross A Reynolds of Leominster, MA (27)
Gunnery Sgt James W Speedy of Cambridge, OH (30)
Cpl Jacob M Moore of Catlettsburg, KY (24).
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Apparently only one single picture from the accident site has been released so far. Taken on Sunday, two days after the accident.
It can be found here.
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The NSIA has decided not to investigate the accident

The Norwegian Safety Investigation Authority (NSIA) has decided not to investigate the accident.
The accident will be investigated by a U.S forces investigation team.

A summary in English with a couple of pictures here.
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