The German military has ended a grounding order of its Airbus Helicopters EC665 Tiger attack platforms following inspections after a fatal crash in Mali.
The Bundeswehr announced the lifting of the grounding on 4 October, some two-and-a-half months after all but the most urgent flights were suspended after both crew members died when their aircraft came down while performing a mission for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on 26 July.
“Now, a successful inspection flight has taken place, and from 4 October the helicopters will be able to resume operations for the United Nations,” the Bundeswehr said in a statement, adding that the investigation into the Mali incident remains open.
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