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Air Force Academy Flights Suspended

By: 11 News
By: 11 News

Johnny Whitaker, the Director of Communications, says the planes engines have stalled three times this week, once while in flight.
The pilot was able to land safety.

Air Force officials say the problems are though to be related to the warm weather. They believe the heat of the engine combined with the heat of the air temperature around it is leading to evaporation of the fuel.

For now, flight students won't be allowed to pilot the DA-20s or be in them.

The Academy uses the aircraft to introduce cadets to powered flight.


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