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May 31, 2004

Eurofighter

At least the Joint Strike Fighter is not alone in its troubles. The UK is trying to sell a number of Eurofighters before it has taken delivery of them.

The embarrassing revelation comes just days after it emerged that the Eurofighter's test pilots had been told to avoid flying through clouds because computer problems risked throwing the aircraft into a "catastrophic spin".

In a leaked report by a test pilot it emerged that the computer had a tendency to switch from flight mode to ground mode while still in the air.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 31, 2004 07:36 AM

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