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Box hauler overdue....

Discussion in 'Latest Airline Incidents' started by Rotorruss, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Rotorruss

    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    They bury the box aircraft crashes pretty quick. It looks like a big screw up. Anyone know where the heavy maintenance was performed.......?

    This aircraft is being scrapped and luckily no injuries......

    I suppose Guy knows more about this.

    The FAA is lax on box aircraft.....after all it's only boxes and a few souls lost!

    Why worry.......save money and cut corners on maintenance?
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    During over-haul, the aluminum bits get clad in cadmium to prevent corrosion. The overhaul facility did this procedure in accordance with the manuals they had. The manuals don't specifically specify that the threads for the access hole are to be clad. The corrosion started in the unclad screw threads of an access hole. The overhaul facility has since changed their plating equipment so that the aluminum bits are clad in a full immersion bath. I believe the facility is located in the US.

    As for going past inspection, it could be an honest mistake. Old line- "We had a standardized fleet until we got our second airplane".
    There are thousands of different options with multitudes of differences even among a single type of airplane. It's not past imagination when adding this plane to the fleet that no one thought about the landing gear TBO being different from the other DC-10's. I've certainly had my share of excitement over the years because of small technical details that went missed.
     
  5. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yep, sometimes the smallest things cause the biggest problems;)
     
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    Just like the DNC brain trust, lol.
     

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