PACAF Stands Down F-15 Aircraft

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE (KHNL) -- The Air Force directed the stand-down of all Pacific Air Forces  F-15 craft, models A through D, following recent findings of an F-15C mishap that requires inspections and possible repairs.

The Air Force says the F-15's upper longerons near the canopy of the aircraft appear to have cracked or failed.

Technical experts must determine if the mishap findings indicate a fleet-wide airworthiness problem endemic to F-15 A,B,C and D models.

The stand-down does not effect the F-15E.