Snowbirds Allowed Back in the Air After Probe Finds Oil Filter Caused Latest Crash

The Snowbirds have been cleared for takeoff after a crash in B.C. last month forced the military’s famed aerobatics team to cancel appearances at several air shows.
Military investigators say the crash near Fort St. John on Aug. 2 was caused by an improperly assembled oil filter.
The crash happened when one of the Snowbirds‘ nearly 60-year-old Tutor jets lost engine power while taking off and crashed into a fence.
No one was injured but the plane sustained serious damage, and the cause of the oil filter problem remains under investigation.
However, investigators say the rest of the team’s Tutor jets are safe to fly….

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