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ID:

55

Date:

2005-05-21

Headline:

Bad Brake Cable Bad News for Navy's Top Jet

Reporter's name:

Ted Bridis

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Brake failures that plagued the Navy and Marinesí top fighter-bombers were traced to a $535 electrical cable that controls the jetís anti-skid brakes, according to documents obtained under FOIA by The Associated Press. Military investigators said in the released documents that the cable could break easily because of its proximity to tie-down chains that secure the plane to an aircraft carrierís deck.


Agencies:

DOD

States:

DC

Categories:

military


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