Stealth Fighter Jet Flaw: Leon Panetta Restricts Flights Of F-22 Raptor That's Been Choking Pilots

05/16/2012 05:30 am ET
  • Spencer Ackerman Wired

For five years, America’s most expensive fighter jets have been poisoning their pilots and crew. On Tuesday, the Defense Secretary finally stepped in — restricting the flights of the F-22 Raptor, and ordering the Air Force to begin an “expedited installation” of an automatic backup oxygen system for the entire fleet of Raptors, Pentagon spokesman George Little tells reporters. But Panetta is allowing the stealthy dogfighter to keep flying — for now.

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