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CV-22 Osprey Crashes in Afghanistan Kills Contractor

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 9, 2010

UPDATE:  We have been informed that the civilian contractor killed in this crash was a female.  As usual the identities of the killed and injured contractors will remain a secret, unhonored, unacknowledged.

We continue to wait for information regarding the contractor who was killed and any possible contractor injuries.

Update  Cpl Michael D Jankiewicz, Army Ranger, dies in Osprey Crash

Cpl. Michael D. Jankiewicz, 23, died in Zabul Province on Friday after the MV-22 Osprey he was in crashed in Zabul Province.

Jankiewicz, who served in the 3rd Batallion, 75th Ranger Regiment, graduated from Ramsey High School in 2006.

Jankiewicz had written on his MySpace page, “I’m in the Army. It’s a good life.”

Update on Erick McFerran

Erick helped evacuate fellow soldiers from the wreckage and assist the wounded.

Army Capt. Erick McFerran, 28, is a civil affairs officer in Special Forces Special Operations. He currently is assigned to a civil affairs brigade at Fort Bragg, S.C. His mother, Barbara McFerran, said the family received word from Erick, who was in a Kandahar hospital, at 7:44 p.m. Thursday.

Erick McFerran allegedly injured in Osprey Crash

The Courier has received several reports that Erick McFerran of Independence was among those injured

Update April 1o

Airmen from Minn., Fla. killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense says two airmen from Minnesota and Florida were among those killed when their aircraft crashed in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department says 43-year-old Maj. Randell D. Voas of Lakeville, Minn., and 45-year-old Senior Master Sgt. James B. Lackey of Green Clove Springs, Fla., died Friday when a U.S. Air Force Osprey crashed near Kandahar.

The military said Friday that three service members and one civilian contractor had died in the first crash of the costly tilt-rotor aircraft in a combat zone. The other two people aboard the aircraft have not yet been identified.

The Defense Department said Saturday that Voas and Lackey were assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

2 Hurlburt airmen die in Osprey crash

Voas 10 days into deployment

ISAF Joint Command – Afghanistan

For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 9) – A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey crashed in southern Afghanistan late last night, killing three U.S. servicemembers, one civilian employee, and injuring numerous other servicemembers. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

The CV-22 was carrying U.S. Forces when it crashed approximately seven miles west of Qalat City, in Zabul Province. The injured were transported to a nearby base for medical treatment.

The CV-22 conducts long range infiltration and resupply for U.S. Forces. It employs tilt-rotor technology that allows it to take off and land as a helicopter. While in the air the engines can roll forward, allowing the aircraft to fly faster than a standard helicopter.

The CV-22 is a modified version of the Marine MV-22.

CV-22 aces three-part test

One Response to “CV-22 Osprey Crashes in Afghanistan Kills Contractor”

  1. Laura A. Wells said

    Please notify me by email once the civilian contractor’s name is released. I have looked into numerous sites that dod lists the civilian contractors who have died. The comments I see with this 04-09-10 CV 22 osprey crash are that the dod, nor the pentagon has released the name of the contractor killed in this crash. Thank you.

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