jeudi 15 janvier 2015

Cracks in the Swiss Air Force F-5E Tiger

Swiss Air Force - Patrouille Suisse patch.

January 15, 2015

The Swiss Air Force Team Patrouille Suisse

La Patrouille Suisse will simply steal some with gray planes over the next years: the Swiss Air Force discovered cracks in two Tiger F-5E single-seat aircraft.

During an inspection, a crack was found in the supporting structure of a Tiger F-5E and resulted in an order to control 30 devices of this type still in service. On this occasion, another crack "very serious" was found on another plane, the Swiss Air Force said Monday.

Pending be controlled, thirteen machines are suspended flight. Audits require about two weeks per machine and should be completed by the summer. Both devices are damaged repair.

Swiss Air Force Northrop F-5E Tiger II

The temporary flight restriction also affects Tiger painted in the colors of the Patrouille Suisse. During the air show scheduled next weekend at Lauberhorn (BE), the pilots will probably have to settle for flying with four red appliances white cross and two gray, said the head of communications of the Swiss Air Force Jürg Nussbaum.

The commitment of the Swiss Air Force at the Davos Economic Forum will however ensured by the F/A 18. As to aircraft F-5E Tiger grounded, they are not concerned with issues affecting the air security.

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Images Text, Credits: ATS/Wikimedia/Translation: Aerospace.