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Germany grounds Tiger helicopters after Eurocopter crash warning - Spiegel

FILE PHOTO: German Air Force Tiger attack helicopters land during a flight demonstration by German Bundeswehr at the U.S. military base in Grafenwoehr, Germany, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s armed forces have grounded all Tiger helicopters after European group Eurocopter issued a safety warning, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday.

Spiegel said Eurocopter, a unit of Airbus AIR.PA, had warned that a component in the rotor control could malfunction and cause a crash. A spokesman for the German defence ministry was not available for comment.

A German pilot died and another was injured in a Eurocopter crash last month.

Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Writing by Joseph Nasr

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