U.S. Air Force OKs Osprey flights after grounding them for safety

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The U.S. Air Force on Friday decided to resume flights of its Ospreys after grounding them due to safety concerns in August, a move that could affect the tilt-rotor aircraft stationed in Japan. The U.S. Air Force indicated that the decision came without getting to the bottom of the safety issue for its CV-22s, which concerns a malfunctioning clutch inside a gearbox connecting the engine to the propeller rotor. "Until a root cause is identified, and solution implemented, the focus is on mitigating operations" in flights when the issue is more prevalent and on training aircrews to handle the pro...

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