Russia grounds the Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 over safety concerns

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Russian aviation authorities have grounded the country’s fleet of its newest model of civilian airliner, the Sukhoi Superjet 100. Metal fatigue, a problem usually associated with older airplanes, was discovered in the tail section of a new Sukhoi plane, the Russian regulator Rosaviatsia said Friday.

The grounding was the latest setback for the Russian jet, which has already had a rough introduction.

Source: The New York Times

Original article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/business/russia-grounds-sukhoi-superjet-safety-concerns.html

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