UK suspends military training flights due to ash
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 23:31
London: Britain's Ministry of Defence says training flights in Typhoon fighters have been suspended after volcanic ash was found in one jet's engine.

The decision came today, days after British airspace was reopened to commercial airline traffic.

Military fighter jets are more susceptible to volcanic ash than regular flights in part because their engines operate at higher temperatures due to more extreme performance requirements. That makes it more likely the ash will melt inside the fighter engines and cause disruptions.


First Published: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 23:31

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