Cracks found on Swiss F-5s, ten to be withdrawn from service

The Swiss Air Force discovered that sixteen of its F-5 fighters have cracks in their fuselage. Ten of them will have to be retired from service.

A Swiss F5 Tiger is approcahing the target (6240070469)
By Peter Gronemann from Switzerland [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The problem was first noticed in 2014 and this year another crack surfaced in a second plane. This lead to a fleet-wide inspection.


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