Pentagon Restricts F-22 Flights Amid Safety Concerns

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 8:17 PM EDT) -- Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on Tuesday placed new flight restrictions on the U.S. Air Force's most advanced jet, Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-22 Raptor, until the military can solve persistent problems with the aircraft's oxygen system.

Twenty-two pilots recently refused to fly the F-22 because of safety concerns, leading to increased scrutiny from Congress and the media. The F-22's oxygen systems have been blamed for the 2010 death of pilot Jeff Haney, who crashed after his primary oxygen supply was cut off, and led to a...
To view the full article, register now.