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Air Force special ops Osprey stuck in Norway wilderness after mishap | Air Force Time

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When the clutch on this Air Force Special Operations Command-owned CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft failed, it had to make an emergency landing at a nature reserve in northern Norway.

 Even for special ops airmen who are prepared to rescue soldiers from difficult terrain and adverse weather, the region today presents a challenging rescue mission. During a conference sponsored by the Air and Space Forces Association, AFSOC chief Lt. Gen. Jim Slife observed, “These things never seem to happen at airfields.” They always appear to occur at the start of winter in Norwegian nature areas above the Arctic Circle. AFSOC has implemented flight limits for the time being to try and reduce circumstances that could lead to propulsion system failure. This involves taking a brief break before accelerating to full speed during takeoff and choosing to use runways rather than vertical takeoffs helicopter-style. 

Source:https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2022/09/07/air-force-special-ops-osprey-stuck-in-norway-wilderness-after-mishap/



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