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The Navy suffered four Class A aviation mishaps last month

An unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout helicopter clipped a building and crashed last month at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu in California, one of at least four so-called “Class A” mishaps to take place within Navy aviation in the month of August.

Class A is the most-severe mishap level and generally involves at least $1 million in damage, or the loss of life or serious injury.

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DoD is rethinking what defines a major aviation accident

The Pentagon is considering revisions to the dollar amounts and damage levels that qualify an aircraft accident as a major mishap to better reflect the expense of repairing advanced jets. But such changes could lead to less visibility into the actual state of aviation safety, government watchdogs cautioned.

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