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RAF Grounds Sentry AWACS Planes, Probe Underway

April 17 2012

United Kingdom

The British Royal Air Force says it has grounded all its E-3D Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft after a technical fault was discovered on one of the planes during a routine inspection, reports London's Daily Telegraph.

The problem was found on an in-service aircraft at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, said a Defense Ministry spokeswoman. Routine operations have been suspended until an engineering inspection is completed.

The spokeswoman stressed on...

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