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...
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