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Publication Date: 2001
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
The official report by the U.S. Navy on its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the Class AÓ aircraft mishap involving an MV-22B Osprey, Buno 16544, that occurred on 11 Dec. 2000 near Jacksonville, NC. This much-publicized accident resulted in the deaths of Lt. Col. Keith Sweaney, Major Michael Murphy, Staff Sgt. Avery Runnels, & Sgt. Jason Buyck of the Second Marine Expeditionary Force. The report details how this mishap was the result of manufacturing & design anomalies in the hydraulic systems & software. The aircrew reacted immediately to the in-flight emergency, as they had been trained to do, & are considered to be completely without fault in this tragedy.McCorkle, Fred is the author of 'Command Investigation of MV-22B Osprey Buno 165440 Mishap (11 December 2000) Vol. I : Command Investigation Team Report', published 2001 under ISBN 9780756712105 and ISBN 0756712106.