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Dead Man Found In Wheels Compartment Of ANA Plane

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:14 am

Apparently another shocking surprise in the landing gear of a plane. It makes you wonder why they aren't inspected as often as you would think...


Japan Today news site - March 19, 2003:
http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=253216
 
gmonney
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RE: Dead Man Found In Wheels Compartment Of ANA Plane

Wed Mar 19, 2003 1:52 pm

Happened on a Skyservice flight this past winter to YYZ....guess people will never learn?

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flywithken
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RE: Dead Man Found In Wheels Compartment Of ANA Plane

Wed Mar 19, 2003 2:04 pm

Aren't the pilots suppose to, at the least, glance in the wheel well. I would think that someone would have noticed the carcass, but who am I...

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elwood64151
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RE: Dead Man Found In Wheels Compartment Of ANA Plane

Wed Mar 19, 2003 2:30 pm

They are supposed to check them. However, it sounds to me like this was a panel or compartment that was closed off and not part of the routine maintenance schedule. Of course, I have no idea how a 747 is serviced and if there is such a compartment, but that's the impression I get from the (relatively uninformative) article.

Then again, maybe some pilots (and Mechs!) aren't doing their jobs at ANA? I doubt it, but one never knows...
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