Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems

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Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems

Postby Not_Karl » Fri May 12, 2017 11:25 am

Repair bill not as high as Putt4Par's salary.
Washington (CNN)Three Boeing mechanics caused $4 million of damage and could have sparked a mid-flight fire while repairing one of the planes in the Air Force One fleet, a federal investigation has found.
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The mechanics "caused the mishap by supplying and using non-oxygen clean tools, parts, components, a regulator, and an unauthorized cleaning procedure while performing oxygen system leak checks," according to the report.
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The investigation was triggered when one of the Boeing mechanics notified his superiors that something looked awry, according to Boeing.
"We took swift action to self-report the incident to the US Air Force. The oxygen system was remediated by Boeing at no cost to the government," the company's statement said.
Linky.
These guys seem a little non-procedure-following-cowboys clueless/reckless. Maybe El Trumpo should consider a fine piece of French most-excellent-composite-machinery?
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Re: Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems

Postby elaw » Fri May 12, 2017 11:48 am

Fox News report claiming this cost taxpayers $50 million coming in 3... 2... 1...
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Re: Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems

Postby elaw » Fri May 12, 2017 11:51 am

These guys seem a little clueless/reckless.
Not a little but a lot IMHO. This isn't just someone accidentally grabbing the wrong pair of pliers!
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Re: Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems

Postby PurduePilot » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:39 am

My bad.


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