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Now C-17 are cracking up

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posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 05:45 AM
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www.flightglobal.com...


Boeing is fixing new fuselage cracks found on US Air Force C-17s, while senior commanders have made public an internal dispute over the future of the heavy airlifter's production line.

Asked to elaborate, a Boeing source says the stress cracks are located beneath and forward of the wing. But he adds: "The cracks are a minor occurrence, and don't pose a safety hazard for the aircraft or flight crews. There's no impact on the operational readiness of these planes and the cracks are being fixed during regularly scheduled maintenance with a simple technique."



It appears at first glance that there is alot more USAF aircraft cracking up - not just the F-15`s and orions , maybe boeing arn`t building strong enough aircraft anymore? cost cutting for more $$$ thats causing issues? or maybe its because there using them alot more now?




posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 08:59 AM
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As Zaph has point out though the USAF isn't buying enough planes to spread out the work load and running some of these 17's none stop trying to fuel the war in iraq etc. Most of these planes weren't designed to fly so many flight hours like this.

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posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 03:39 PM
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its kind of GG usaf and congress.



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