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Navy's sole flying boat back in skies

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After being grounded for about a decade, the Thai navy's only operational flying boat has returned to action. 

Back in action: A Canadair CL-215 twin-engined aircraft, or flying boat, takes part in a rescue operation during annual naval drills at Sattahip naval base, Chon Buri. The navy's two CL-215 planes have been grounded for over a decade. (Photo by Thanarak Khoonton)

The navy decided to bring its Canadair CL-215 twin-engined aircraft back into service to take part in a maritime exercise which began yesterday after engineers confirmed its air worthiness.

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