Sep 12, 2014

USAF F-15 Crash Raises Concerns on Aging Fleet

Last Aug. 27 USAF F-15C from Barnes Air National Guard Base near Boston that was flying to New Orleans, where the aircraft was to receive a radar upgrade to extend its life cycle. The cause of the accident was under investigation, but the crash underlined concerns expressed for years by top Air Force officials about metal fatigue, structural issues and maintenance for its fleet of aging fighters, bombers and tankers.

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