The Osprey

Number 18732
Subject Military
Source CBS News 60 Minutes
State
Year 2001
Publication Date January 21, 2001
Summary A 60 Minutes investigation of the U.S. Marine Corps' MV-22 "Osprey" aircraft reveals serious mechanical problems that contributed to two crashes in 2000, which killed 23 Marines. 60 Minutes also reports that "senior officers in the Osprey squadron had deliberately falsified maintenance records and lied about the aircraft's readiness -- in an apparent effort by the Marine Corps to win Pentagon approval for full production of the aircraft, at a projected cost to U.S. taxpayers of $41 billion."
Category Contest Certificate
Pages 17
Keywords Osprey;Marines;U.S. military
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