Swiss retiring a third of its F-5 fighter fleet

April 15, 2015 9:24 PM

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Swiss retiring a third of its F-5 fighter fleet

Nearly a third of the Swiss Air Force's F-5E/F aircraft are being retired because of structural cracks.

The Swiss Department of Defense, Civil Protection & Sports said a major crack on an F-5 Tiger's supporting structure was found in 2014 on an aircraft undergoing a major overhaul. A similar crack was found on a second aircraft this January, and the Air Force then ordered an inspection of its entire F...

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