Antisubmarine Warfare Missions Add To U.S. Navy Helo Mishaps

By Michael Fabey
Source: Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

Kafka agrees. “In all aviation [operations] you find issues,” he says. “You fix them. You make modifications.”

Overall, the number of mishaps, and accompanying Class A mishap rates, remain on the decline for the Navy.

“The mishap rate through 19 September was 0.50 with four mishaps, the best rate in history through this date,” the service notes on its Navy Safety Center website. “At this pace fiscal (20)13 would end the year as the best year ever and with a lower rate than the fiscal (20)08-(20)12 rate of 1.09 (50 mishaps).”

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