June 15th, 2012
01:46 PM ET

Oxygen problems far more likely in F-22 than other fighter jets

By Adam Levine

Pilots flying the F-22 Raptor reported illness from oxygen deprivation incidents 10 times as often as pilots of other fighter jets, according to Air Force data.

The F-22 has been the focus of an Air Force inquiry because of the oxygen problems.

The new data, released by Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, shows Raptor pilots have reported 26.43 hypoxia and hypoxia-like incidents per 100,000 flight hours. While that represents a mere fraction of total flight hours, it is far higher than incidents from other Air Force aircraft, including the A-10, the F-15E and the F-16.

Kinzinger, a military pilot himself, said that while low, the numbers are extremely concerning. Kinzinger and Warner have been vocal in pressing the Air Force to investigate the concerns after two pilots came forward about the problem on CBS's "60 Minutes." FULL POST


Filed under: Air Force • Congress • F-22 • Military • Warner
June 3rd, 2012
03:33 PM ET

Sens. Lugar and Warner on Syria

Sen. Dick Lugar and Sen. Mark Warner spoke on the US's options in dealing with the bloodshed in Syria. They sat down with CNN's Candy Crowley on State of the Union Sunday morning.

Click here to see what they said.


Filed under: Lugar • Sanctions • State of the Union with Candy Crowley • Syria • Turkey • Warner