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2020 Digital Video Storytelling, Medium Form finalist

Adrift

How the Marine Corps Failed Squadron 242

About the Project

ADRIFT is an animated short documentary that tells the story of a midair crash that killed six Marines during a training mission over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan in December 2018.

The video takes viewers inside the tragedy and shows why this was more than just a terrible accident and that in fact, the squadron had been warning superiors for months that their planes couldn’t fly, their training had suffered, their equipment was faulty and risks to American lives were high.