Typhoon jets grounded.

#1
Contrary to what's reported in the Sun..

"RAF Typhoon aircraft have been suspended from flying as a result of the findings from an investigation into a Spanish Typhoon crash on 24 Aug 10"

"The safety of our personnel is paramount. Investigations following an accident involving a Spanish Typhoon have highlighted a potential issue with the aircrew harness system. As a precaution, non-operational Typhoon flights have temporarily been suspended pending modification. Typhoon Quick Reaction Alert in the UK and Falkland Islands is not affected as those aircraft have already been modified"
From the Scum..

THE RAF's fleet of Typhoon fighter jets has been grounded after a pilot fell to his death using his ejection seat, it emerged yesterday.

All 64 planes lie idle after the Top Gun's parachute came away as he was propelled from the aircraft while training with the Saudi Arabian air force.

Crews are working round the clock to modify the £1million ejection seats. Priority was given to quick reaction force Typhoons and the jets guarding the Falklands.

Pilots at RAF bases in Coningsby, Lincs, and Leuchars in Scotland were told they would STILL have to fly if there was an aerial attack.

The grounding order came on Tuesday - the day before Battle of Britain Day.

Typhoons in Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, and Saudi Arabia were also out of service.

A senior RAF pilot said: "It's a tad embarrassing being grounded over Battle of Britain Day. But the Germans and Italians have grounded theirs too."

The £69million Typhoons make up the bulk of the RAF's fighter fleet.

The Ministry of Defence told The Sun: "Safety is paramount.

Investigations following an accident highlighted a potential issue.

As a precaution, non-operational Typhoon flights have temporarily been suspended pending modification.

Typhoon Quick Reaction Alert in the UK and Falkland Islands have already been modified."
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#5
I wouldn't be too hard on The Scum. Journalists of every stripe are dissembling turds by their very nature. A good reminder, though never to believe anything in the meeja.
 
#6
Contrary to what's reported in the Sun..



From the Scum..
A senior RAF pilot said: "It's a tad embarrassing being grounded over Battle of Britain Day.
But the Germans and Italians have grounded theirs too."
Weill... if the Huns & the Wops had only had done that 70 years ago it would saved a lot of embarrassment, as there would have been no need for a BoB Day!
This 'plane is a complete canard...
 
#8
Does this not take us back to world war one days where pilots weren't given parachutes because of the temptation to ditch the bird rather than try to steer it safely in for a crash landing?
 
#9
I am surprised the things ever fly anyway, we could never get a chopper when we needed one unless it was supplied by the RN or AAC.
 

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