Most of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet of CH-148 Cyclone helicopters are undergoing repairs after cracks were found in the tails of some of the aircraft.
In a statement to CBC News, the Department of National Defence said 12 Wing Shearwater, near Halifax, which houses the entire fleet of the Sikorsky-made helicopters, is “prioritizing the order of repairs” to get the aircraft back into service as quickly as possible.
After the cracks were found on one helicopter during routine maintenance on Nov. 26, other aircraft at the squadron were inspected and cracks were found in three, according to the statement.
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