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Some pilots won't fly F-22s until cause of oxygen deprivation in cockpit solved

A few pilots have told the Air Force they won't fly their expensive F-22 Raptor stealth jets because no cause has been found for oxygen deprivation incidents in the cockpit, the head of Air Combat Command for the U.S. Air Force told reporters. The Air Force has been looking for the cause of about a dozen unexplained incidents related [...]
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News : CNN's This Just In (2 years ago)

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Industries / Military : Danger Room (2 years ago)

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