After 11-Day Hiatus, V-22 Resumes Flight Tests

By Christopher J. Castelli / March 18, 2003 at 5:00 AM
The Navy's V-22 program office resumed flight tests March 17, the service said in a statement. Yesterday's flight marked the first time an Osprey flew since March 5. It ended an 11-day hiatus enacted so that potentially faulty hydraulic tubes in the engine nacelles could be replaced. According to the statement, Osprey No. 21 launched at approximately 3 p.m. yesterday at Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD, with test pilots Bill Leonard and Marine Corps Maj. Shawn Healy...

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