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Singapore Airshow 2018: Growler likely a no-show after Red Flag fire

2nd February 2018 - 11:37 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft looks to have been withdrawn from the static display line-up at the Singapore Airshow, scheduled to run from 6-12 February.

An incident on 28 January at Nellis AFB in the US saw one of the 12 operational Growlers in the RAAF’s inventory suffer from a catastrophic fire during take-off while attending Exercise Red Flag.

Images on social media showed significant fire damage on the underside of the aircraft and around its engine mounting.

The EA-18G was earlier reported as due to participate in the show however this is

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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