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Ilyushin IL-78 tanker jet still grounded at Sawyer International (SAW) after judge issues restraining order

After arguments, Marquette County, MI Circuit Judge Thomas Solka ruled that a temporary restraining order will bar moving the Ilyushin IL-78 tanker until 4 p.m. Aug. 27. Solka has temporarily set aside the sale of the jet to Temco and decided Headlands Ltd. may intervene and be an involved party in the case. The plane has been stranded at Sawyer International Airport since July 17, 2009, when it was making a fuel stop at the former U.S. Air Force base en route from Texas to Pakistan. ( More...

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