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Close shave for RAF transport

Collision The UK Royal Air Force has launched an investigation into a mid-air collision involving one of its Lockheed Martin C-130J transports and an unidentified combat aircraft in Turkmenistan airspace on 22 May. En route from Afghanistan to Bucharest, Romania, the RAF aircraft diverted to Baku, Azerbaijan after sustaining damage to two propeller blades on its number four engine. It was still undergoing repair late last week. "The C-130J crew was in contact with Turkmen air traffic control and all aircraft systems were functioning at the time of the incident," says the RAF.

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