After fatal crash in Hawaii, Ospreys no longer allowed to hover in dust clouds for > 30 seconds

The U.S. Marine Corps has ordered all MV-22B pilots from taking longer than 30 seconds to land during Reduced Visibility Landing (RVLs) conditions.

The restriction came about after investigations into a fatal crash of a MV-22B in Hawaii on May 1 revealed that the left engine of the mishap aircraft stalled whilst it was hovering 45 seconds over a dusty landing zone.


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