The Air Force and Northrop Grumman are investigating potential sabotage to two E-8 aircraft. One of the aircraft was in scheduled maintenance, when
severed wires were found (no word on where). During subsequent checks to another aircraft, another group of wires was found severed.
It's not uncommon to find wire damage on an aircraft, especially older aircraft, but it's usually chafing, or maybe one cut wire. This sounds like
it was several, our even a bundle that was cut.
on the f-15 ive seen an entire wire harness (we call it the donkey d**k) on the nose wheel strut. it was routed incorrectly and was sheared clean by
the retracting gear. aircraft have A LOT of moving parts, so yes, without knowing where, it is hard to tell.
It was originally thought to be four aircraft, but now they say just the two. I also heard it may be in the comms area. They said it was "a few tens
of wires". It's reported that they have a suspect, but no motive, and OSI is investigating. I think they've seen enough accidental damage to be
able to tell when it's an accident or not. I don't see them saying sabotage without being pretty sure it is.
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