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Some F-15’s Grounded Permanently


The U.S. Air Force has announced that 170 or more of it’s F-15 Eagle fleet will be going to the bone yard. Failure of a fuselage longeron has been sited as the primary cause of the crash of an F-15 last November. The grounding will affect four models of the U.S. fighter. The F-15E Strike Eagle is not included. 60% of the entire fleet has been returned to service.

Watch investigation recreation video of mishap.

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  • Anonymous March 3, 2008, 14:19

    I think the USAF just wants an excuse to buy more F-22’s.
    The F-15 is still #1 we dont need the F-22.

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