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U.S. Resumes Tests of Osprey Helicopters

From Times Wire Reports

The U.S. military resumed flight testing of the V-22 Osprey aircraft after a 10-day stoppage to replace faulty hydraulic lines, a spokesman for the Osprey program office said.

Ward Carroll said the Osprey, which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane, completed a flight to test mission software.

The Pentagon grounded the Osprey in December 2000 after two crashes that killed 23 Marines. It resumed a series of flight tests in May 2002 but said the program would be canceled if the tests were not successful.


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