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ONLY ON 3: Marine Corps Osprey makes emergency landing at ILM


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A V-22 Osprey from Marine Corps Air Station New River had to make an emergency landing at Wilmington International Airport this afternoon.

Airport officials say the pilot called in issues with the drive shaft. The tilt-rotor aircraft landed safely.

Ospreys have a checkered past, including fatal accidents that led to the whole fleet being grounded.

A spokeswoman for MCAS New River said the Osprey crew was conducting routine training in the area when they made the unscheduled landing. 1st Lt. Kristen Dalton said the pilot had full control of the aircraft. There were no injuries.

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