09 July 2012

Safety concerns ground Aussie Army Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter fleet

The Army's fleet of Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters ("ARH") has been suspended from flying operations as a safety precaution according to a press release from the Australian Defence Force post late last month.

This follows the precautionary landing of an aircraft at the Shoalwater Bay training area on 25 June, after the aircraft’s two-man crew detected fumes in the cockpit.

The aircraft landed safely with no injuries to the crew, or further damage to the aircraft.
Defence is investigating the cause of the fumes.

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