Aug 31, 2022
Army grounds fleet of helicopters due to fuel leaks and engine fires Transcript
The entire fleet of H-47 Chinook helicopters has been grounded by the Army in order to fix a part problem in about 70 helicopters. Read the transcript here.
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Michael Strahan: (00:00)
Now to the Army grounding its entire fleet of H-47 Chinook helicopter, due to a fuel leak tied to engine fires. ABC chief global affairs correspondent, Martha Raddatz is in Washington with more. Good morning, Martha.
Martha Raddatz: (00:13)
Good morning, Michael. There are about 400 of these helicopters around the world in the Army’s current fleet. And they’re vital to the Army mission. These helicopters transport troops, and cargo, but recently fuel leaks have caused a small number of engine fires. Thankfully, there were no injuries or deaths, but they’re making sure that a part suspected of causing the problem in about 70 helicopters is fixed before the Chinooks fly again. But they’re grounding all of them out of an abundance of caution, Michael, but they should be back in the air very soon, Michael.
Speaker 3: (00:51)
Okay. Martha. Thanks very much.
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