Navy Orders “Safety Pause” for Aircraft Following String of Crashes Written 13 June 2022


An F-35 Lighting II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., 6 March 2013. | Lawrence Crespo, US Air Force; Wikipedia; Public Domain

The Washington Post reports the US Naval Air Forces “has ordered a one-day ‘safety pause’ for its aircraft after a string of crashes in California this month led to the deaths of a Navy pilot and five Marines.” The pause, which will take effect Monday, will “affect all Navy aviation units that are not deployed, the Naval Air Forces said Saturday in a news release.” The release said, “As a result of recent crashes involving U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, Commander, Naval Air Forces has directed all non-deployed Navy aviation units to conduct a safety pause on June 13 in order to review risk-management practices and conduct training on threat and error-management processes.”
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