posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 11:42 AM
Lucky escape in this case and some forensics no doubt underway right now to pin down the exact cause and avoid a repeat in anymore of the fleet.
The RAF here are still completing talks to dual fit some more of our Voyagers (A330's) with the ARBS boom as well as the Probe / drogue setup to allow
tanking for all aircraft in the UK inventory as we've got Rivet's , C17's and P8's soon which arrive as per US specs rather than probed-up as we
prefer to use.
Tanker mishaps are never fun, been on a Chinook many years ago when a drogue fractured as the pilots captured it, had to swap to the other tanker pod
for some juice but the pilot was happily telling us we were all cleaning the fuel of his nice clean heli when he dropped us off!