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Crew rescued after MV-22 incident off coast of Okinawa December / 13 / 2016
All five crewmembers aboard an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing were successfully rescued when their aircraft conducted a landing in shallow water off the Okinawa coastline of Camp Schwab at approximately 10:00 p.m., yesterday.
The crew was airlifted via HH-60G by the 33rd Rescue Squadron from Kadena Air Base to the United States Naval Hospital aboard Camp Foster where they are being treated for injuries.
A formal investigation into the incident has been launched. There will be no further information on the cause of the incident until the investigation is complete.
Media can contact the III Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at the provided email address.

10th Marine Regiment 1st Lt. Joseph Butterfield
Consolidated Public Affairs Office 1st Marine Aircraft Wing USMC, Okinawa

Phone: (098) 970-3841 Cell: (098) 970-3841