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Feds Ground Firefighting Planes in Safety Move

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Feds Ground Firefighting Planes in Safety Move

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Feds Ground Firefighting Planes in Safety Move

Feds Ground Firefighting Planes in Safety Move

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The federal government orders a fourth of its air-tanker fleet grounded. That follows a report from safety experts who studied three tanker crashes last summer. The safety panel says the aerial wildfire-fighting system is seriously flawed. NPR's Howard Berkes reports.