Internal Report Links Navy’s Unmet Safety Needs To Fatal Crashes

By Christopher J. Castelli / December 31, 2013 at 6:47 PM
The Navy has failed to meet longstanding safety requirements for fighter jets, rotorcraft, cargo planes and other aircraft, potentially contributing to mishaps that killed warfighters and destroyed platforms worth nearly $300 million, a previously undisclosed internal review found. Of the 27 types of naval aircraft eyed in the assessment -- including F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, AH-1W Super Cobras, UH-1N Venoms, MH-60S Seahawks, MV-22 Ospreys, the White House's Marine One helicopters and F-35 Joint Strike Fighters -- none had all four required...

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