SOME NIMROD MR2 WITHDRAWN FOR VITAL SAFETY MODIFICATIONS

SKY NEWS is just reporting the Nimrod MR2 is being withdrawn 'until early summer' for 'safety modifications'.

BBC reporting;

Nimrod aircraft grounded by MoD

All Nimrod aircraft that have not had a vital safety modification are to be grounded by the Ministry of Defence, the BBC has learned.

The Nimrods will be withdrawn on 31 March until the early summer in order to replace engine bay hot air ducts.

The MoD has said there will be no impact on overseas operations.

The move follows the deaths of 14 servicemen in a Nimrod crash in 2006. The coroner at their inquest called for the entire fleet to be grounded.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7932791.stm
 

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