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All planes go down

The actual safety record of the V-22 is superior to other rotor aircraft, even in testing. There have statistically been more Chinook, and CH-46 crashes than V-22. Huey as well. When any aircraft is involved in a crash anywhere in this country, the accident is investigated and if needed corrections are required to be made across the fleet. Prime example when a fire-fighting C-130 crashed last week, the fire-fighting fleet of C-130's was grounded. As in the V-22 fleet grounding, it is much easier to ground a fleet when there are very few airframes, as was the case at the time, than it is to ground a fleet of several thousand airframes. Why get rid of something that works?

Glad the pilot and aircrew made it to the ground safely. I imagine if there was a followup to this story we would find there was no issue that would prevent the aircraft from flying.

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