The US marines have lost two fighter jets and an expensive military transport helicopter in less than 30 days. This is without any combat operations. The F-35B costs over $100 million, the F-18D costs $50 million and the MV-22B Osprey costs $84 million. The US military lost over $234 million of combat air vehicles in three crashes.
The US Marines ordered a two-day stand down in all flight operations. It was also US marines in the MV-22B Osprey crash. The Osprey crash killed three marines. The F-18D was also a US marine plane and that pilot died as well.
Four deaths and three crashes in less than 30 days.
An MV-22B Osprey crashed with 23 US Marines on board and three died. The MV-22B is an $84 million helicopter. Five others were taken to the Royal Darwin Hospital in a serious condition.
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