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BA Fuel Leak Details  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Posted (11 years 10 months 6 days ago) and read 3147 times:

Anyone know more on this.Why wasn't the leak visable on Ground test post Mx.

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User currently offlineEconoBoy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days ago) and read 3122 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.

User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3727 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2701 times:
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[Edited 2004-08-01 23:35:22]

User currently offlineRadelow From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 426 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Minimal brakes huh...He must of had those thrust reversers on full blast to slow that beast down at max landing weight.


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