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Pair Of Crashes Leads To Grounding Of Fire Scout Aircraft

April 11 2012


The U.S. Navy has suspended flying operations for its MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopters after two crashes within a week, reports the Los Angeles Times.

On March 30, a Fire Scout off the coast of Africa was ditched at sea after it was unable to land on the frigate Simpson at the end of a mission.

"After multiple approaches and exhaustive troubleshooting by operators, the aircraft was positioned a safe distance from USS Simpson and the flight was terminated," according to a...

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