When a Navy helicopter crashed off the coast of Virginia in January 2014, Jason Paladino lost one of his childhood friends - Petty Officer Third Class Brian Collins. But instead of grieving the loss and moving on, Paladino, a journalism grad student at UC-Berkeley, decided to investigate. Working with The Virginian-Pilot and NBC News he helped expose serious problems with the MH-53E Sea Dragon, the Navy’s oldest and most crash-prone helicopter.
On this episode of the podcast we’re going behind the investigation with Paladino, Mike Hixenbaugh of The Virginian-Pilot and Anna Schecter of NBC News.
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