NASA Review Panel Endorses Resumption of V-22 Flight Tests

By Christopher J. Castelli / November 14, 2001 at 5:00 AM
A NASA-led review of the V-22 Osprey formally endorses resuming flight tests of the aircraft as soon as possible, according to a Nov. 6 report prepared for the Navy. The report is the culmination of the review of tiltrotor aeromechanics phenomena NASA began for the Navy in May. This V-22 review focused on Vortex Ring State characteristics and autorotation. VRS has been identified as a cause of a fatal V-22 crash in April 2000 in Marana, AZ. The report underscores...

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