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Marine Corps considers temporarily grounding all aircraft after deadly crashes

August 8, 2017 3:09 PM
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Marine Corps considers temporarily grounding all aircraft after deadly crashes

In the wake of two deadly aviation crashes in the last month, the Marine Corps is considering grounding all Marine fixed-wing and rotary aircraft for a day to reinforce proper procedures among pilots and air crews, according to a defense official.

Lt. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, the Marine Corps' deputy commandant for aviation, is considering the move, which could be announced as early as today.

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