Vintage Dakotas grounded by EU rules

07/15/2008 | Bloomberg

New safety regulations in the European Union will ground the last three Douglas DC-3s -- known as D-Day Dakotas. Military aircraft enthusiasts say it's a "pity" caused by "bureaucracy gone mad," and although some exemptions may be allowed as long as the plane's owner makes some modifications, the costs appear too high for only the potential to stay in the air.

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