MV-22 pilot who crashed in Morocco made flying error

The pilot at the controls of a MV-22 that crashed in Morocco had violated an instruction in the Osprey’s flight manual which resulted in a fatal nose-down dive shortly after take off.

The Marine had tilt the nacelles and rotors down from 90 degrees to less than 75 degrees stated in the flight manual. He was also unable to recover from the downward pitch due to a tailwind which pushed the horizontal stabilizer of the aircraft up.

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