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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) Jan 20, 2013

British Mali-Bound C-17 Aircraft Grounded After Technical Fault A British military aircraft bound for Mali to support French efforts against insurgents allied to al-Qaeda has been grounded due to a technical fault. Despite being hailed by David Cameron "our most advanced and capable transport plane", the C-17 loaded with military equipment and troops has been delayed on its way to the west African country. The huge four-engine jet can carry large equipment, supplies and troops directly to small airfields and is known for its robustness and capabilities for travelling long distances. The problem is thought to be a short-term one and the plane is expected to be ready to depart later today, a Ministry of Defence spokesman added.Mr...

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