Military Times - By: Tara Copp
Fatal military aviation accidents have reached a six-year high, in both the number of accidents and the number of pilots and crews killed, a Military Times investigation has found.
So far, 12 fatal accidents — 11 crashes and one ground incident — in fiscal year 2018, which began Oct. 1, have claimed the lives of 35 military pilots and crew. It’s the highest number of crashes in years, and the total number of deaths so far this year ties 2016’s deadly year, when 35 aviators were also killed.
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The Chairman's Proposal addresses the current readiness crisis by funding:
- $18.5 billion to begin to rehabilitate and replace worn out Army equipment;
- $39.4 billion to begin overcome the crisis in military aviation by getting more aircraft in the air;
- $36.0 billion to restore America's strength at sea;
- $23.3 billion to sustain, repair and rebuild crumbling military buildings and other infrastructure.