Tuesday, March 24, 2009

V-22s temporarily grounded

Naval Air Systems Command temporarily grounded 84 Navy and Air Force V-22 Ospreys after an inspection of a V-22s in Iraq revealed loose bolts damaging components in the rotor assembly. More than 50 aircraft have now cleared inspections, though four of the 12 V-22s in Iraq required repair. Air Force Special Operations Command, based at Hurlburt Field, Fla., expected all 11 of its CV-22s to be cleared. (Source: InsideDefense, 03/24/09)