11 Aug '17, 6pm

Top Marine orders 24-hour pause in flight operations for all aircraft

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has ordered all Marine Corps aircraft to suspend flight operations for 24 hours within the next two weeks following the Aug. 5 deadly MV-22B Osprey crash that killed three Marines. The pause in flight operations will not affect operational commitments, the Marine Corps announced Friday in a news release. Commanders can decide when to suspend flight operations. “The intent is for flying squadrons to review selected incidents which occurred enterprise-wide and study historical examples of completed investigations in order to bring awareness and best practices to the fleet,” the news release says. The House Armed Services Committee has repeatedly raised concerns about the state of Marine Corps and other military aircraft since the spring of 2016, committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said on Friday. “The Marine Corps decision t...

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