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Black Hawk Fleet Grounded After Helicopter Problem In Papua

April 26 2012


The Defense Dept. has grounded the Australian army's fleet of Black Hawk helicopters after one experienced an engine issue and was forced to make an emergency landing in Papua New Guinea, reports the Australian Associated Press.

The helicopter was in the midst of a reconnaissance mission into Isurave ahead of planned ANZAC Day activities when it was forced down at the Kokoda airstrip, according to a Defense Dept. statement.

Non-essential Black Hawk flights have been halted...

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