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BA Fuel Leak Details

Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:19 pm
Anyone know more on this.Why wasn't the leak visable on Ground test post Mx.
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RE: BA Fuel Leak Details

Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:32 pm

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.
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RE: BA Fuel Leak Details

Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:34 am

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RE: BA Fuel Leak Details

Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:00 pm

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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