Ejection-Seat Flaw Grounds Some Fighters And Trainers

Martin-Baker Mk.14 ejection seat
A U.S. Marine Corps maintainer works on a Mk.14 ejection seat, which is also known as the Navy Aircrew Common Ejection Seat.
Credit: U.S. Marine Corps
A key component must be replaced on several types of Martin-Baker ejection seats that affect a sub-set of domestic and foreign fleets of Boeing F-18-series fighters, Boeing T-45 trainers and Northrop F-5 aggressor aircraft, the U.S. Navy says. Martin-Baker discovered a production flaw earlier this...

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