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US Air Force grounds C-130E`s because of cracks
Last updated: 22 October 2014

published: 11 FEB 2005
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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Thirty U.S. Air Force Lockheed C-130E Hercules cargo aircraft have been grounded because of cracks in the center wing box structure. In addition to those grounded, another 60 C-130s, including more recent models, were put on "restricted flight status" to minimize wing stress and increase the safety margin (Reuters)