Lance Cpl. Joshua Barron, 24, and Lance Cpl. Matthew Determan, 21, killed, and three injured in Osprey helicopter crash at Bellows Air Force Base in Waimanalo, Hawaii

Modified Date: 
Tue, 03/29/2016 - 5:56pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Marines: Sandy conditions a factor in deadly aircraft crash - WTOP

The airplane-and-helicopter hybrid crashed at a military base outside Honolulu in May with 21 Marines and a Navy corpsman on board. HONOLULU (AP) — A military investigation has found a U.S. Marine Corps hybrid aircraft that crashed in Hawaii this year, killing two Marines, flew in sandy or dusty conditions for an extended period before its engine stalled. U.S. Marine Forces, Pacific said in a statement Monday the pilots didn’t violate any regulations or flight standards. The investigation found the stalled left engine put the MV-22 Osprey in an unavoidable freefall. Investigators are recommending changes to help pilots make better decisions in similar situations.

Second Marine dies after Osprey crash while training in Hawaii

 “We will continue our training and we remain focused on ensuring that the MEU is fully prepared and postured as our nation’s global-response force,” said Col. Vance Cryer, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Marines: 12 taken to hospital after aircraft's hard landing

A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft caught fire after crashing during a "hard landing" in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals. 

US Marine Osprey crashes in Hawaii; 1 dead, 21 injured

Dark smoke from the fire billowed into the sky as rescuers made their way to the scene at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu.

Second Marine dies from Waimanalo Osprey crash

The identity of the Marine will be withheld until 24 hours after that notification was made.

2nd Marine killed in Hawaii crash identified as Arizona man

The military said in a statement that Determan, 21, died on Tuesday. "Our country and our Corps are poorer for his loss, but his example will continue to inspire us," said Col. Vance L. Cryer, the commander of the 15th Expeditionary Unit. 

Parents of Marine killed in Osprey crash in Hawaii sue

The parents of a Marine killed in the crash of an Osprey hybrid aircraft in Hawaii last year have sued the aircraft's manufacturers and unnamed government agencies.

The lawsuit accuses Boeing Corp., Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and Eaton Aerospace of negligence and recklessness.

A second Marine from the Camp Pendleton-based 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit has died from the injuries he sustained in Sunday’s aircraft accident during training in Hawaii. Three Marines are in hospital in stable condition. The name of the second Marine killed in the crash of the tilt-rotor MV-22B Osprey has yet to be released. The first Marine be pronounced deceased was Lance Cpl. Joshua Barron, 24, of Spokane, Washington. The accident happened at Bellows Air Force Base in Waimanalo on Oahu. The unit was training before being deployed to the Western Pacific and the Persian Gulf.
People Involved: 
Joshua Barron
Matthew Determan

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