Archived posts with tag ‘hypoxia’

Danger Room: Stealth Jet’s Oxygen Woes Still a Mystery, Air Force Admits

Mitt Romney says he wants to re-open production of America’s topline stealth fighter program. One problem: the Air Force still isn’t sure why the planes were intermittently choking their pilots for more than a decade.

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Danger Room: U.S. Stealth Jets Choking Pilots at Record Rates

The Air Force’s F-22 Raptor stealth fighters poison or suffocate their pilots nearly 27 times per 100,000 flight hours — a rate at least nine times higher than other fighters and far worse than anyone outside of the military previously realized. That shocking revelation comes from two lawmakers, Sen. Mark Warner and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who have been aggressively pursuing the cases of Air Force pilots that are getting choked on the job.

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