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Russia grounds TU-95 fleet after 5 crew injured in a failed takeoff.


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There are procedures and tools for determining fatigue of critical components.  There's a way to use X-rays to examine aluminum structures for micro-cracks before they can grow into a serious problem, for instance.

 

Be interesting to hear what the problem is here.  Most likely, they'll figure it out, fix it, and have them all back in the air.  Similar things happened to USAF F-15s a while back due to problems with fatigue on the vertical stabs.

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