Lawsuit filed over deadly Osprey crash at Bellows

Published: Mar. 29, 2016 at 10:45 AM HST
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WAIMANALO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The family of a U.S. Marine killed in last year's deadly MV-22 Osprey crash at Bellows Air Force Station have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed by the parents of 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Matthew Determan, claims Boeing Aircraft and Bell Helicopter designed and built the Osprey knowing it was vulnerable to dusty conditions.

An investigation into the May 17 crash found dust and sand particles caused the aircraft's left engine to stall, resulting in a loss of power that led to its free fall.

The crash, which had 22 people on board when it went down, killed two Marines, including Determan and Lance Cpl. Joshua Barron.

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