Re: BBC: "Fault Grounds Aircraft At Cornwall Royal Navy Base
Not an uncommon event in the air world where aircraft safety is a priority.
I remember the Lynx being grounded in about 83 for brunneling on the tail rotor bearing (brunneling was bruising of the bearing).
The aircraft was later allowed to fly after inspections where carried out. These inspections were then introduced into the maintenance schedule. Whether the bearings were replaced bu a different type I have no idea.
However not a big story and I would think that once checks have been carried out the aircraft will soon be fling once more