According to the results of the investigation of the U.S. Navy, at least four pilots were killed due to malfunctions in the oxygen system of American fighter F/A-18. It is reported by CNN.
There is evidence that in recent years more and more of the pilots refuse to fly F-18 fighter jets, arguing about problems that threaten their lives. Only for the current year there were 52 such complaints.
Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy Michael Moran notes that in the process of flying bombers, F-18 many pilots experience severe ailments, including dizziness and fainting caused by the flow of polluted air and broken system of generation of oxygen.
In the last 10 years died at least four pilots who regularly experience the above symptoms. According to the latest data, similar complaints come from pilots working on the newest F-35.