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Report on Accident Ends Helicopter Groundings

Associated Press

The Army, saying an April 21 accident in Honduras involving a CH-47D helicopter was caused by human error, lifted an order Wednesday that had grounded its fleet of the giant helicopters since May 4.

The decision means all 61 of the workhorse Chinook helicopters may return to flying status immediately, said Lt. Col. Craig MacNab, an Army spokesman. Many of the aircraft are based at Ft. Campbell, Ky.


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