Sea Kings Prepared to Return to Service

By Staff Writer | October 19, 2007
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The Royal Australian Navy is prepared to return its fleet of six Westland Sea Kings to service after its grounding September 28. The grounding had been the result of a fault in the tail rotor control assembly noticed shortly after take-off of a routine maintenance flight. It was the second time the aircraft had been grounded in the aftermath of a crash off the coast of Indonesia in April 2005. An investigation into that crash had determined that a loose nut and split pin were incorrectly fitted which led to the accident. The navy said the recent suspension was a precautionary measure. For related news



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