The Navy has ordered all planes to take a one-day “safety break” after several recent crashes caused the deaths of five Marines and a Navy pilot.
The break will go into effect Monday for all non-deployed units to “review risk management practices” and provide training on “fault management processes,” the Navy said in a press release on Saturday.
Deployed aircraft will hold their own safety break “at the earliest possible opportunity”.
On Wednesday, five Marines were killed when their Osprey tiltrotor plane crashed in a remote area of Imperial County, about 30 miles north of the Mexican border.
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