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KC-46 Tanker Program Hits Another Snag; Prohibited From Carrying Cargo, Passengers

September 12 2019


The U.S. Air Force has banned its new KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft from carrying passengers and cargo after an issue was discovered with the cargo locks during a flight, reports Air Force magazine. The Category 1 deficiency was declared after cargo restraint devices were discovered to have become unlocked over the course of multiple legs of an overseas operation test and evaluation flight, reported Defense News. The restraints prevent cargo from moving around in the...

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