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Nimrod planes reported to leak fuel during mid-air refuelling
Last updated: 20 November 2017

published: 18 JUN 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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According to The Times RAF Nimrod planes flying over Iraq and Afghanistan have been losing hundreds of gallons of fuel during mid-air refuelling, quoting leaked official reports. The documents record large amounts of fuel running along the inside of the fuselage and pouring out of the rear of the aircraft leaving it at risk of fire or explosion. (The Times)

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