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British to Check Cracks on Transport Aircraft

August 01, 1986|From Reuters

LONDON — An immediate check has been ordered on 62 Lockheed C-130 transport aircraft in service with the British air force after cracks were found in fuselages, British officials said Thursday.

The U.S.-built four-engine transports have become the force's workhorse.

The officials said that the planes will not be taken out of service and that the cracks were not in a vital section of the airframe. The officials said seven aircraft were found to have the cracks.

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