WASHINGTON — During an April 12 hearing, lawmakers hammered military officials over what they will do to address a wave of rising aviation mishaps documented by Military Times, which found that accidents had grown by 40 percent from fiscal years 2013 to 2017.

The panel of two and three-stars from the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps all shared concerns over the services’ readiness — including the need to increase training hours and access to spare parts — but said there would be no single, easy fix for the problems.

“We know we need to do that, but again each one of those mishaps will have a unique cause and so there is not a universal panacea if you will that we can invest money in a certain spot,” said Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, head of Naval Air Systems Command.