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Old January 22nd 04, 02:13 AM
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Air Force Academy OKs training flights to resume



2:09 p.m. January 20, 2004

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Forty-five training gliders and other
aircraft grounded because of safety concerns have been cleared to fly,
the Air Force Academy announced Tuesday.

Three UV-18 Twin Otter planes used by the cadet parachute program
remain grounded for a "few more days," Tech Sgt. Dean Miller said.

The aircraft – motorized and non-motorized gliders, T-41s, Cessna 150s
and Twin Otters – were grounded Jan. 9 after officials discovered
irregularities in maintenance records involving Doss Aviation Inc. of
Colorado Springs.

Air Force inspectors said they found tools and rags were not being
carefully monitored. Safety rules require careful tracking of tools
and rags to make sure t...

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