Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Osprey Crash That Killed Five Marines

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (May 27, 2024)The families of five Marines who were killed in a June 2022 Osprey crash in Southern California have filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against Boeing, Rolls Royce, and Bell Textron, the companies involved in producing the V-22 Osprey aircraft.


The lawsuit alleges negligence and fraudulent misrepresentation regarding the aircraft’s design, operation, and safety. The crash, caused by a clutch problem leading to engine failure, occurred during a training flight in Glamis, California.


The Marines killed were:

  • Capt. John J. Sax, 33, from Placer, California
  • Capt. Nicholas P. Losapio, 31, from Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Cpl. Nathan E. Carlson, 21, from Winnebago, Illinois
  • Cpl. Seth D. Rasmuson, 21, from Johnson, Wyoming
  • Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland, 19, from Valencia, New Mexico


The Osprey crash wrongful death lawsuit seeks to hold the companies accountable for the alleged failures that led to the tragedy.


Manufacturers have the responsibility to ensure the safety and functionality of their products, especially when they are being used in high-risk situations like military training flights. Negligence and shortcuts can have devastating consequences.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a similar tragedy, reach out to RTM Law Firm. Our skilled defective product and wrongful death attorneys in California can help you pursue justice and compensation. Call us for a free consultation today to ensure you receive the support and justice you deserve.




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