Canada—Hercules Transports Inspected After U.S. Grounds Its Aircraft Over Cracks

Ottawa Citizen | 08/13/2019

The Canadian air force is conducting inspections on several of its CC-130 transports after the U.S. Air Force grounded a quarter of its Hercules fleet last week, reports the Ottawa Citizen. A Department of National Defense spokeswoman announced the move on Aug. 8. The U.S. Air Force grounded 123 of its C-130H and C-130J aircraft for inspections after abnormal cracking was discovered in the lower center wing joint of two planes undergoing depot maintenance. The Canadian Air Force decided...

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