Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East.

New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) Apr 25, 2010

Bell Helicopter, Boeing A fatal accident involving a US Air Force Bell Boeing CV-22 in Afghanistan was not caused by mechanical failure, according to a source familiar with the preliminary findings of a US military investigation. The tiltrotor's pilot - who died in the 8 April mishap along with three other personnel - apparently lost situational awareness while landing in a wadi at night under brown-out conditions. Apr 24, 2010

Royal Air Force The Royal Air Force has suspended flights between the UK and Afghanistan as a result of the restrictions imposed while a cloud of volcanic ash remains over much of Europe. The action has temporarily halted its ability to fly in essential supplies, evacuate injured personnel and repatriate those killed in action. Dubbed the OairbridgeO, the link with Afghanistan is normally...

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