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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Posted (10 years 23 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=a5nKmXbRDRyE&refer=uk
Anyone know more on this.Why wasn't the leak visable on Ground test post Mx.
regds
HAWK


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User currently offlineEconoBoy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 22 hours ago) and read 2240 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, 3700 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 hours ago) and read 1819 times:
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http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_avsafety/documents/page/dft_avsafety_030051.hcsp

[Edited 2004-08-01 23:35:22]

User currently offlineRadelow From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

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

Mark


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