EconoBoy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2988 times:
This episode happened last month; details have only just been published. The trail of fuel/smoke was actually spotted by another pilot waiting his turn to take-off. The investigation not only found that a door/hatch was missing, but just inside the aperture was a bag containing the screws that were supposed to hold the door in place.
Seems strange that the missing door was not spotted on a ground inspection. Sounds like shoddy work practice to me.