The Air Force grounded its fleet of C-27 airlifters at the end of December 2010 after the discovery of metal shavings inside the fuel cells of all eight aircraft in the service's inventory, officials told the Daily Report. While a portion of the fleet has since returned to flight status, some were still awaiting spare parts of as Jan. 21, 2011, they said. They had not yet identified the cause of the problem. Here, one of the Air National Guard's new C-27s assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio.
179th Airlift Wing photo
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