Clutch Problem Imposes New Restrictions On U.S. V-22 Fleet

CV-22 stranded on Norwegian island
A CV-22 has been stranded on a Norwegian island since a slag clutch malfunction caused an emergency landing on Aug. 12.
Credit: Norwegian Armed Forces
After analyzing two emergency landings that occurred within six weeks this summer and were caused by the same problem, U.S. military officials have imposed new operating restrictions on the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor fleet. Issue linked to vertical takeoffs and gearbox age CV-22 remains...

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