NTSB Safety Alert Control Foreign Object Debris

Account for all items after performing maintenance tasks! The problem Mechanics, or others who help with aircraft maintenance, might leave items or residual debris behind after performing maintenance tasks that could becomeRead More…

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E-8C JSTARS – FOD Fuel Tank Rupture, 25 Million in damages

Original post courtesy of Aerossurance.com The Incident On 13 March 2009 USAF Northrop Grumman E-8C JSTARS 93-0597 (a heavily modified Boeing 707-300 surveillance aircraft) was in the process of refuelling from aRead More…

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FOD Damages to 737 Flying Controls

Original post courtesy of Aerossurance.com The Incident During routine maintenance of a Boeing 737-838, engineers found metal filings next to the stabilizer trim cable drum in the forward electronics and equipment compartmentRead More…

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Southwest MAX on ferry flight requested emergency landing, One more hit for the Boeing 737?

Pilots of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 reported an emergency and returned to Orlando International Airport soon after takeoff March 26, the airline and FAA confirmed. The aircraft landed safelyRead More…