A Marine Corps V-22 Osprey lost power while lifting off a an amphibious ship in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday; one crew member remained missing after bailing out of the tilt-rotor aircraft, the Navy said.

A US. Marine Corps V-22 . Photo: U.S. Navy
A US. Marine Corps V-22 . Photo: U.S. Navy

Navy ships and aircraft were actively searching for the missing crew member. The MV-22 was operating off the USS

Makin Island (LHD-8), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, when it lost power during takeoff.

The pilot was able to regain control of the MV-22 and landed safely on the ship. Another crewman who bailed was found and in stable condition, Navy spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Katharine Cerezo said.

There were no details on what went wrong in the V-22 but the cause of the incident was under investigation, she said.

The Makin Island was part of the 11 Marine Expeditionary Unit and was in the area supporting operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.