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April 27, 2007



I think we should suspend flying all fixed wing aircraft, since they all have a fundamentally flawed design. In certain descent profiles, fixed wing aircraft can stall and crash! No advantage offered by fixed wing aircraft are worth the risk of them possibly crashing!

Sorry, I had to be snarky.

Does flying the MV-22 come with inherent risk? Yes, of course.

Will MV-22s crash after they become operational? Yes.

The military is a risky business, and the DoD must accept a certain amount of risk to be able to do what is does effectively. Perhaps Mr. Gaillard could name a major production combat aircraft that hasn't crashed in testing over the last 40 years. They a few if any, as crashes are an unfortunate part of testing.

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