Fighter jets grounded due to engine damage

Published 10:13 am Thursday, February 5, 2015

DULUTH — About a dozen jets from the Air National Guard 148th Fighter Wing have been grounded because of damage apparently caused by debris on the runway at the Duluth International Airport.

Fighter Wing Capt. Jodi Kiminski says crews regularly check for foreign object damage and recently found metal fragments have caused problems for the F-16s.

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