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Cockpit Fumes Put Tiger Helicopters On The Ground

June 27 2012


Gas fumes noted in one cockpit have forced the Australian army to suspend flying operations for its fleet of Tiger attack helicopters, reports the Australian Dept. of Defense.

An army helicopter made a precautionary landing at the Shoalwater Bay training area after the pilots detected the fumes on Monday.

In May, the Tiger fleet was grounded for nearly two weeks in May following a similar incident.

The Defense Dept. said it is again investigating the cause, reported the...

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