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Adj.1.unairworthy - not fit to fly
airworthy - (of aircraft) fit to fly
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Keeping passenger safety in mind, the Fuerza Aerea Boliviana arm has decided to ground all unairworthy aircraft.
One of the seaplanes slammed into a mountain in Alaska without injury to the two man crew, a second aircraft was rendered unairworthy when dropped into the sea after a ship's boom broke.
Summing up the evidence, the coroner said: "It was said by the pilot of the Puma that he would have considered the craft to be unairworthy if he had known that it had an inoperative anti-spill valve.
It is why, according to coroners, our troops are dying through obsolete equipment like poorlyarmed snatch Land Rovers and unairworthy Nimrod aircraft.
The Zodiac is perhaps one of the most unairworthy aircraft since the de Havilland Comet which had to be grounded because fatigue cracks from the windows caused in-flight structural failures.
Barrister John Cooper, acting on behalf of two of the families, said it is the view of the claimants that "the aeroplane was unairworthy and the MoD should have known it was unairworthy".
Prosecutors said the plane was released into service "in an unairworthy condition" and flew several times until June 4, 2006, when the same part became cracked again and was properly replaced.
This requires careful screening of suppliers to mitigate against the risk of unairworthy parts.
We have found no evidence that any aircraft was returned to service in an unsafe or unairworthy condition or in violation of any Federal Aviation Regulation,' Kelly said.