22 April 2017

Air Force Effectively Grounds NH90 Fleet after Engine Failure

22 April 2017


RNZAF NH90 helicopter (photo : Phil Munsel)

All eight of the Air Force's NH90 helicopters have been all but grounded after a mid-air engine failure near Blenheim on Sunday.

Newshub understands the $630 million fleet isn't allowed to fly over water or dangerous terrain, and cannot carry VIPs. 

The restriction comes after the left engine of an NH90 failed while flying over Cook Strait on Sunday, forcing it to make an emergency landing at a private aerodrome at Cloudy Bay.

The NH90 fleet is only around six years old, and is one of the most advanced tactical airlift helicopters in the world.

The restriction has forced EQC Minister Gerry Brownlee and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman to cancel their visit to Kaikoura tomorrow because the NH90 they planned to use is not allowed to fly over the Cook Strait.

The Defence Force has been approached for comment.

(NewsHub)

2 komentar:

  1. bagaimanapun juga hely buatan AS adalah yang terbaik .AS adalah negara pengguna Hely terbesar di dunia baik untuk militer maupun sipil .

    BalasHapus
  2. Segera mainkan permainan baru Vivo slot hanya bersama kami agens128
    Banyak bonus yang bisa kalian dapatkan setiap harinya dan ada juga bonus mingguannya
    Selain itu kalian bisa melakukan deposit menggunakan ovo dan dilayani oleh customer service kami yang ramah :)
    Ada juga permainan menarik seperti poker online dengan minimal deposit hanya 10rb dan bisa melakukan depositnya via pulsa :)
    tunggu apa lagi segera bergabung bersama kami sekarang juga !!

    Contact Kami :
    WhatsApp : 0852-2255-5128
    Line id : agens1288
    Telegram : AgenS128
    Poker Deposit Pulsa
    Poker Pulsa
    Sabung Ayam Online
    link sbobet

    BalasHapus