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Posted on Friday 18th November

A fleet of Royal Navy helicopters has been grounded while safety checks are carried out.

The submarine-hunting Merlin Mark I (based at RNAS Culdrose near Helston, Cornwall) will undertake only urgent operational missions during this time until every aircraft has been checked and cleared for flight.

The MoD have stated that an investigation is underway but have declined to comment further. The Merlins were grounded on 9 November following an issue with the electronic system managing and recording maintenance activity on each aircraft.

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