Fears Of Engine Fire, Us Military Halts Operations Of Its Entire Fleet Of 400 Chinook Helicopters

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The Wall Street Journal, citing officials, said the US military was halting its entire fleet of Chinook helicopters amid concerns about engine fires. 

According to the report, the US Army Material Command has decided to take the fleet out of service after inspecting more than 70 helicopters.

WASHINGTON (US) : The US military is halting its entire fleet of Chinook helicopters amid concerns about engine fires, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing officials. 

According to the report, the US Army Material Command has decided to take the fleet out of service after inspecting more than 70 helicopters. It is suspected that there is some fault in the engine of these planes. 

The officer said that the army officials had received information about the fire in the engines of the helicopters. However, there was no loss of life in these incidents.

The grounding of Chinook helicopters could pose logistical challenges to the US military, depending on how long the order remains in force. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources, said the grounding process took effect within the last 24 hours. 

One of the US officials said the army has about 400 helicopters in its fleet. An army spokesman said that the safety of our soldiers is the top priority of the army, and we will ensure that our aircraft remains safe and flyable.

The Chinook is a heavy-duty utility helicopter used by both Regular and Special Army forces, which can carry more than four dozen troops or cargo. It has been a major part of the Army’s helicopter fleet for over six decades. The Chinook is made by aerospace company Boeing.

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