Loose Bolts Ground V-22 Ospreys; Four Aircraft in Iraq Will Need Fixes

By Dan Taylor, John Reed / March 24, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Naval Air Systems Command this week ordered the temporary grounding of 84 Navy and Air Force V-22 Osprey tiltrotors after an inspection of one of 12 V-22s in Iraq revealed that loose bolts were causing damage to components in the aircraft's rotor assembly, according to a NAVAIR spokesman. The March 22 grounding was a "precautionary measure" after all four bolts in the rotor assembly were found loose in one of the V-22s in Iraq on March 21, said the spokesman,...

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