US Marines may ground aircraft after latest deadly crash

Members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, 30th Infantry Regiment, 12th Brigade, Eastern Army, fast rope out of an MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft during Forest Light 17-1 at Camp Soumagahara, Japan, March 9, 2017. Forest Light is a semi-annual exercise conducted by U.S. and Japanese forces to strengthen interoperability and combined capabilities in defense. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kelsey Dornfeld

The US Marine Corps may ground its entire air fleet for a safety review following the crash of an Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in Australia that killed three Marines, a defense official said Monday.

The Japan-based Marine MV-22 Osprey crashed Saturday during an exercise off the…

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