The Navy is pausing the flying of all non-deployed aircraft on Monday after three crashes in one week killed six crew members. The day will be used to “review risk-management practices and conduct training on threat and error-management processes,” a statement from the Navy said. “In order to maintain the readiness of our force, we must ensure the safety of our people remains one of our top priorities.” Deployed units will do a safety stand-down when their schedules permit.
On June 3, an FA-18 Super Hornet pilot was killed in a training accident and on June 8 an Osprey went down in the southern California desert killing all five Marines on board. The next day, an MH-60S Seahawk crashed near El Centro, California, but only one of the four crew was injured.