Officials: Warning indication lead to precautionary Osprey landing in N.C.
Marine officials say a warning indication lead to a Thursday precautionary landing of an MV-22 Osprey.
"The pilots got a warning indication in the cockpit that required the aircraft to return to base as soon as possible. Based on follow-on indications, and with safety being the top priority, the pilots made the precautionary landing in an open area," said New River Air Station spokeswoman 1st Lt. Kristin Dalton.
Military and civilian police officials responded to the landing site, in an empty field behind Discovery Church and Fast Freddy's on Lejeune Boulevard, parallel to the bypass. Jacksonville police handed jurisdiction of the site over to military police officers.
"The cause of the incident is being looked into," Dalton said.
There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged in the landing.
The Osprey, which flies like an airplane but can take off and land like a helicoptor, belongs to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204, according to its markings.