Safety probe leads to some Typhoon jets being grounded

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  1. The possibility of poor "ejector" seat maintenance or operation is still being evaluated. It's a good headline, though.
  2. :roll: :roll: Not at Martin Bakers maybe in the RAF :lol: The Eurofighter user countries were recommended to discontinue exercise and training flights of the Eurofighter because of a perceived safety problem in the ejection seat.

    This is a normal procedure to ensure safety.

    The interruption was necessary because, if mishandled, the parachute could become separated from the ejection seat in case of ejection.

    Pilots are being trained in the new procedures. Thereafter, the training and exercise operations are resumed.

    This measure has no effect on the supervision and monitoring of air space.

    Eurofighter will continue to carry out operational missions - so-called A-priority flights - and remains fully operational.

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