Indian Air Force Seeks Details From Boeing As US Grounds Chinook Chopper Fleet: Report

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Indian Air Force Seeks Details As US Grounds Chinook Chopper Fleet: Report

Indian Air Pressure’s Chinook helicopter fleet continues to be operational, an official advised ANI. (File)

New Delhi:

The Indian Air Pressure (IAF) has sought particulars from American defence producer Boeing in regards to the causes behind the grounding of the US Military’s total fleet of Chinook helicopters.

The IAF operates a fleet of 15 Boeing-made Chinook helicopters acquired from the US and inducted into service in March 2019.

“Indian Air Pressure’s Chinook helicopter fleet continues to be operational. India has sought particulars of the explanations which have led to the grounding of the whole fleet of US Military’s Chinook CH-47 helicopters due to a threat of engine fires,” authorities officers advised ANI when requested in regards to the grounding of the American Military fleet.

In response to native media experiences, the US Military grounded its total fleet of CH-47 Chinook helicopters resulting from a threat of engine fires.

The Wall Avenue Journal quoting US Military officers mentioned they have been conscious of a small variety of engine fires with the helicopters, and the incidents did not end in any accidents or deaths.

The Indian fleet of Chinook choppers relies out of Chandigarh for operations within the north whereas one other unit is positioned in Assam for taking good care of the northeastern areas.

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