Army Grounds Entire Fleet of Chinook Helicopters

Heavy lifters are having engine fires.

The U.S. Army has grounded the heavy-lifting Chinook helicopters due to a “small number” of engine fires in some of the choppers. Army officials became aware of engine fires in an isolated batch of the Chinooks in recent days. None of the incidents has resulted in injuries.

Approximately 70 of the Army’s roughly 400 CH-47F and Ch-47D Chinooks contain a part suspected of causing the fires, but the U.S. Army Materiel Command grounded the entire fleet “out of an abundance of caution.”

“The safety of our soldiers is the Army’s top priority, and we will ensure our aircraft remain safe and airworthy,” an Army spokesman said.

The aircraft is made by Boeing and uses Honeywell engines. Honeywell is coordinating with the Army to address the problem.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For General Daly as he oversees the U.S. Army Materiel Command.
  • For Secretary Austin to seek the Lord’s guidance as he heads the Defense Department.
  • For a quick resolution for Army officials and technicians as they work with the private sector on the engine issue.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Daily Caller


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