Germany halts routine flights with NH90 military helicopters because of design flaw

February 7, 2015 10:30 AM

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Germany halts routine flights with NH90 military helicopters because of design flaw

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2015 file picture a NH90 (NATO-Helicopter 90), stands at the mulitary airport of Cologne. The German military has stopped all routine flights with its NH90 multi-function helicopters because of a design flaw. The Defense Ministry said in a statement Friday Feb. 6, 2015 that the problem was discovered by technicians investigating the explosion of a German NH90’s engine in Uzbekistan in June. Germany has some 35 NH90 helicopters, which are used to carry heavy loads or transport up to 20 troops. (AP Photo/dpa, Maja Hitij,file) (The Associated Press)

BERLIN – The German military has stopped all routine flights with its NH90 multi-function helicopters because of a design flaw.

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