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Air traffic controller at Kirtland Air Force base credited with saving lives of Osprey crew | Task & Purpose

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Wendy Smith, an air traffic controller at Kirtland Air Force has been hailed as a hero after recognizing that something is wrong with an CV-22 Osprey, with 6 people on board. Smith recognized that CV-22 Osprey’s prop-rotor looks weird and immediately reported it over the radio. It was confirmed that the three tip lights on the prop-rotor were not fully aligned, which could have led to a loss of the aircraft and crew. The maintenance team has reported that the blade was vibrating at three times its limit.

Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/news/kirtland-air-base-controller-osprey-crew/

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