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Oklahoma air base grounds aircrafts amid investigation


February 2, 2018

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Flights involving the main training aircraft at an Oklahoma air base have been grounded for the second time in three months as military officials investigate several incidents involving a lack of oxygen onboard.

The "operational pause" of all the T-6 Texan aircrafts at the Vance Air Force Base began Thursday.

Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, the 19th Air Force commander, said the base is working fast to make changes that will minimize the chances of risk for "the aircrew while we tackle this issue head-on."

The T-6 was also grounded in November after four instructor pilots an...

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