air·​crew | \ ˈer-ˌkrü How to pronounce aircrew (audio) \

Definition of aircrew

: the crew manning an airplane

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Recent incidents involving Chinese military personnel injuring American military aircrews in Africa and the East China Sea shows Beijing has few qualms about using them to intentionally blind human beings. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Claims to Have a Laser Assault Rifle That Can Set Clothes on Fire," 3 July 2018 Bombers are accurate, with aircrews often visually confirming their targets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Does America Still Need the Nuclear Triad?," 23 Jan. 2019 The Russian fighter flew so close to the American aircraft on its first pass that the U.S. aircrew reported turbulence, officials said. Gordon Lubold, WSJ, "Russian Jet Fighter Buzzes U.S. Surveillance Plane Over Black Sea," 5 Nov. 2018 The use of afterburners to harass the American aircrew marks an escalation over previous incidents over the Baltic and Black Seas. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Accuses Russian Fighter of 'Unsafe Intercept' Over Black Sea," 5 Nov. 2018 On November 6, Boeing issued an update to Boeing 737 MAX aircrews. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Indonesia 737 crash caused by “safety” feature change pilots weren’t told of," 13 Nov. 2018 Not knowing how to correct for the malfunction, the aircrew and their passengers were doomed. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Indonesia 737 crash caused by “safety” feature change pilots weren’t told of," 13 Nov. 2018 An aircrew was launched at 3 p.m., and a flare and lift raft were spotted from a HC-130 Hercules aircraft a little more than 2 hours later. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "'Rogue waves' prompt dramatic rescue after fishing boat with 8 aboard sinks in Hawaii," 28 Mar. 2018 Had the rest of the aircrew ejected the OSO, unable to escape or control the aircraft, would have almost certainly been handed a death sentence. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Air Force Grounds B-1s Over Ejection Seat Issue," 8 June 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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