SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The United States Air Force is stopping all flight services for one day this month for safety reviews.
Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein, has directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21.
This comes after recent fatal wrecks involving military aircraft, including the plane crash last Wednesday in Port Wentworth involving a C-130 Hercules. Nine members of the Puerto Rican Air National Guard were killed when the plane crashed on Highway 21.
In a release on the Air Force's website, Gen. Goldfein states, "We cannot afford to lose a single Airman or weapons system due to a mishap that could have been prevented."
You can read the entire release from the Air Force below: