The investigation into the May 19, 2014, mishap that resulted in the death of a Marine has determined that the Marine’s death was likely the result of an accidental fall from the aircraft.
The Marine who died after apparently falling out of an MV-22 Osprey during a training flight over Bladen County Monday night has been identified by family.
Officials have confirmed that the body of the Marine who fell from the Osprey during a training mission has been found. Search crews found the body in a blueberry field off US 701 this afternoon.
The Marine Corps says an Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft sparked a grass fire at a North Carolina bombing range, resulting in minor damage.
A V-22 Osprey from Marine Corps Air Station New River had to make an emergency landing at Wilmington International Airport this afternoon.
Investigators and mechanics are still looking over the Marine Corps Osprey that put down in Pender County late last night.