The armed services are scrambling to find answers for a spike in aviation accidents

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The military service safety centers are combing through data to uncover any common trends that may be contributing to a recent spike in aviation accidents within the Defense Department.

During a House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee hearing, the heads of the safety centers told lawmakers they are working on determining whether problems require a material, technological or human fix, adding they meet weekly to discuss solutions.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The U-2 spy plane is so hard to fly pilots have to perform a 'controlled crash' just to land itSee Also:The Army is looking for a more lethal, easier-to-hide submachine gun, and it's testing 10 candidatesHow US Marines got into several direct gunfights with ISIS in Syria3,000 Army M4 rifles have failed a safety check for a dangerous glitch that can lead to unintended dischargesSEE ALSO: Air Force Global Strike Command has ordered its B-1 bombers to stand down after finding 'an issue with ejection seat components'