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BFTS CT-4B fleet grounded following forced landing

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 16, 2014
Operations of the BFTS fleet of CT-4Bs has been "paused" following a forced landing on June 10. (Andrew McLaughlin)
Operations of the BFTS fleet of CT-4Bs has been “paused” following a forced landing on June 10. (Andrew McLaughlin)

The ADF’s fleet of Pacific Aerospace CT-4B basic trainers operated by the BAE Systems Basic Flying Training School at Tamworth has been grounded following the forced landing of a CT-4 near Gunnedah on June 10.

A report in The Northern Daily Leader on June 16 said Defence has confirmed the fleet was subject to a “temporarily paused flight operations” while all aircraft were assessed. The only information given as to a possible cause of the forced landing was said to be a “flight control restriction”.

The report also indicated the aircraft in question had since returned to Tamworth, but didn’t specify whether it had been flown back.

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