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User currently offlineAviationAddict From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 721 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5064 times:
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According to CNN.com the United States Navy has decided to ground it's entire fleet for atleast half a day for a safety review. The Navy is concerned over the amount of serious crashes that have occured since October 1. This is a pretty drastic step as it even includes all aircraft that are deployed oversees. Here's the link:


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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5061 times:

Quoting AviationAddict (Thread starter):
This is a pretty drastic step as it even includes all aircraft that are deployed oversees.

Happens all the time, except this is the first since '97 that all aircraft must complete the half-day stand-down within one set week. But it won't be everyone on the same day.

However, safety stand-downs happen all the time. Usually at least one per fiscal quarter.

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User currently onlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4939 times:

Does anyone have a listing of the 9 crashes since October? F-18, T-39, EA-6B.... what else?

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User currently offlineDaveflys0509 From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 87 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

There were two T-34 crashes in Corpus Christi back in January, one was fatal with an instructor and student. There was a T-45 that went down on Halloween, both pilots ejected safely. An SH-60 went down off the coast of Columbia in December. That's all I can think of for now, I know there was a F-18 off of australia, one out in el centro, and the other in key west.

But as USNSeal said Safety Standdowns happen pretty frequently, especially within the training command, and before or after holidays.

User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2583 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Yea I knew of the pilots who went down off the coast of SC. RIP. A friend of my friend in the navy. Hopefully they will be found someday.

Remember, MIA/POW


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