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Sunday, April 15, 2012

RAF surveillance planes grounded after fault found

[E-3D Sentry]A fleet of RAF surveillance planes has been grounded after a fault was discovered on one of the craft, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

Seven Boeing Sentry E3D aircraft have been taken out of service as a precautionary measure after the fault was discovered on a routine inspection.

The planes, based at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, provide early warning and fighter control systems.

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