Military

Australia Returns Sea Kings to Flight Status

By Jim McKenna | October 23, 2007

The Royal Australian Navy is to resume flying its fleet of six Westland Sea Kings today following a three-week suspension of flight operations. The suspension was ordered Oct. 2 after a tail-rotor problem on a Sea King on a maintenance flight. That aircraft landed without incident. The Sea Kings have been under scrutiny since one crashed in Indonesia in 2005, killing nine troops. An investigation cited a poor maintenance culture as a contributing factor in that crash. For related news

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