Air Force finds multiple issues with JSTARS aircraft after earlier grounding

By Rachel Cohen  
November 28, 2016 at 7:00 AM
An Air Force inspection of five E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft revealed two maintenance errors on two jets, a service official told Inside the Air Force last week. "The four discrepancies were found on two aircraft . . . and consisted of loose bolts, loose safety wire, and a hinge pin installed backwards," Col. Ray Wier, chief of the battle management directorate's command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance division, wrote in a Nov. 22 email...

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