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I recall going through some stupid anti-F-22 screed and ticking off all of the claims that I knew weren't true or were true but being used to lead to false implications, and I didn't know what to think of this one. It was said that the planes had been experiencing a "critical failure" ever few hours of flight. Obviously, this phrase sounds worse than it actually is, because they didn't crash every few hours, or even stay flying but completely lose entire major functions like communication or radar every few hours. Even the problem they had when crossing the International Date Line could be seen as less than "critical", and that happened only once and was unusual enough to have articles written about it, so clearly that kind of thing didn't happen every few hours either. So exactly what does the phrase really mean? What was it that happened every few hours and was deemed bad in some way but still allowed flights to continue pretty much normally?