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USAF lifts Texan II grounding

06 December 2017

The US Air Force’s (USAF’s) 71st Flying Training Wing has lifted a temporary grounding order of its Beechcraft T-6A Texan II trainer aircraft that was put in place following a series of physiological events affecting pilots.

Vance Air Force Base has lifted the grounding of its fleet of T-6A Texan II trainers after a two-week investigation into onboard oxygen problems failed to find the root cause. (USAF)Vance Air Force Base has lifted the grounding of its fleet of T-6A Texan II trainers after a two-week investigation into onboard oxygen problems failed to find the root cause. (USAF)

The USAF announced on 5 December that no cause for the events involving the aircraft’s on-board oxygen generating system (OBOGS) had been found during the two-week investigation, and that flying operations had been resumed.

While no underlying problem was found, the USAF said that specific concerns were eliminated as possible causes including maintenance and aircrew flight equipment procedures. It added that investigations continue, with Colonel Darrell F.



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