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Resource ID: #27462
Subject: Navy
Source: Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
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Date: 2024-05-29

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A few months after a helicopter caught fire and crashed off the coast of Virginia in January 2014, killing 3 and wounding 2, the U.S. Navy announced that it had fixed the mechanical defect it in all of its MH-53E Sea Dragons. Our investigative reporting not only revealed that to be untrue, it had an immediate impact: It prompted top brass to ground an entire fleet of more than 170 helicopters for most of 2015.

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